Wow! I used white pepper and cut the recipe in half since I’m alone today and it’s raining! I’ve used this recipe many times. The author does a great job with seasoning, which I think can be difficult for a home cook, and it really makes a difference. This soup was so easy to make and very delicious! Next time, one more tsp of salt (Kosher) is the only supplement I will make. Both contributed nice additional flavors. I used oil, rather than butter, fat free 1/2 & 1/2 and left out salt. I rarely follow recipes to a “T,” but I pretty much did with this one. This was delicious!! Very nice. I stopped blending while there were still a few potato pieces, which I enjoyed. Thank you for sharing! This Potato Leek Soup recipe is SO lusciously rich and velvety, you won’t believe it’s low fat without any cheese or cream! Lovely, easy soup for Australian winter. I added bacon as well. The combination was divine. It’s one of those soups that I’ll order at a restaurant just about any time I see it on the menu. Also only used about 5 cups of broth. Made this for dinner tonight and will definitely be adding your recipe to my favorite box. Thank you for all of your fabulous recipes, Jenn. Both were perfect, depending if you want a more leek taste or more potato, a thinner or thicker soup. Sure, Olivia — the soup will just be a bit less creamy with russets but still good. Hi, tried and liked it! Absolutely amazing! I used an immersion blender (so easy!) Hi Linda, I think it would work if you cut the recipe in half. I just got my 1st immersion blender, and this recipe was my first attempt at using it. Thank you! I made it in my instant pot. Wonderful!! I hate cleaning leaks and usually end up with some sand so this really works for me. Just made this tonight and it was absolutely divine! Hi Liza, I think any of those would work but I’d taste it first before adding it; you may find that you’re happy with it as is. Very easy to make and so delicious and flavorful! Hope that helps! I added 4 14.5oz cans of broth and one cup of water. Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until soft and wilted, about 10 minutes. Enjoy! Eating with pumpernickel and butter after appetizer of radishes. However, this year we receive leeks from our CSA share, so I decided to try your recipe. She took the remainder home with her. Have been cooking since I was little. Yes, it freezes nicely. Freezing potato and leek soup: Allow soup to come to room temperature, store in a sealed glass container and place in freezer for 1 to 3 months.Remove, defrost, and cook in pot until desired temperature. Thank you so very much! Hi there, I’m wondering if you take out the bay leaves and thyme before blending? It freezes great, too. Sprinkle flour over the onion mixture and blend in. Followed the recipe and love the results! Delicious soup! My picky wife loved it, which means an automatic five stars. I’m going to try this soup out this week. I did let it cool completely in the fridge in 16 oz. Easy, fast, delicious!!! I also threw three corn cobs (Cut the corn off) in the soup which made it sweet. If you’d like to freeze it, wait until you defrost it to add the cream. Better yet…my wife wants this as part of our main dish “soup” repertoire and asks that I make it at least once a month! Thank you for the recipe. Wonderful recipe! You can sauté the mushrooms and add them at the very end. Made this just as stated in the recipe two weeks ago and husband and I both loved it. I used a homemade chicken stock which added extra richness. It’s so creamy and balanced, as well as super easy to make. But don’t make the mistake if thinking you can add all ingredients with no salt and still have the flavour you’re looking for. I just wanted to tell you that this soup is a staple in our home. Thank you Jenn! Any suggestions? And, thanks for taking the time to answer. We've used cashel blue but you could try other blue cheeses 55 mins . This recipe has nurtured many people! I had no problems with separation. If you scroll down a bit to under the pictures, you’ll find the full recipe. Hope you enjoy the soup if you make it! Loved how it came together so easily, and my husband and daughter enjoyed it. Am curious how making soup in it differs from cooking on the stovetop. Simmered it a little longer to thicken to my liking. I just made this soup for the first time using this recipe and it exceeded my expectations! Thanks Jennifer, this guaranteed to please! We are going to make this tonight for dinner. I add leeks right at the end to boost some fresh leek flavor back into the soup. I think it’s perfectly fine to use the warm function on the crockpot to keep the soup warm. Thanks for sharing Jenn!! Thanks for the very precise step by step and the pictorials that go along with your recipes. Advice from non-pro: Treat yourself to a scale. Potatoes Can Keep Your Heart Healthy. AMAZING. THANKS AGAIN!!! Any suggestions on making this dish without an immersion blender/ standard blender? And since I didn’t have any cream I used half and half. I made this soup because we love potato leek soup. I used homemade chicken broth concentrate and Idaho potatoes plus an extra yellow onion in my recipe. Your recipe was the first I tried and it’ll be the last because it was perfect. Oh, and most of the nutrients in plants are in their green leaves so do your selves a big favor and use the entire leek and save yourselves some $ too. I have discovered the Knorr Homestyle Stock. Made it tonight and it was lovely! I added 2 stalks of chopped celery with leeks. It was okay but I feel the potato overpowered the leek flavor and wasn’t thick enough for my liking. Fantastic recipe. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and let the vegetables sweat over a very low heat for about 15 minutes. She wanted us to learn to be self sufficient as adults and not dependent on junk food. I first learned to make it by watching Juila Child. Thanks! Thank you! So, anyone who thinks the recipe is bland – season to taste! Delicious! I won’t hesitate to make it again. Looking forward to making it again. I am one of those pesky picky eaters when it comes to veggies, so this soup was a must as soon as I tried it. OMG we love it and it’s so easy! Family was very impressed with it! No blending. Wendy, treat yourself to the All Clad, get it at Bed bath and Beyond and use a 20 off coupon. I followed the recipe exactly, except I only had dried thyme, which was great, too. Can’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thanks, Jenn. If I make it the night before, what is he best way to heat it up the next day (my office only has microwaves and not a stovetop)? Recipe was perfect. I made your potato leek soup and it was delicious! I was putting away the leftovers but had to stop for a third bowl first. We had sprouted leek seeds (those were new to me, ty farmers’ market!) Just made.. The recipe was wonderful – I was trying to decide how it would turn out without adding flour to thicken and I was wonderfully surprised. So very tasty. I halved the recipe since I didn’t buy enough leeks and had to make my own heavy cream (milk and butter). If yes, how many grams of cauliflower should I add to this recipe? A new standard in my home. We have sent you an activation link, Alternatively, at the very top of the page, you can click the “recipe” button right under the recipe title. This Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients. Like another reviewer, I began my soup by rendering some bacon (about 5 strips) in the bottom of my dutch oven. Didn’t have any heavy cream so used half-and-half. Please LMK how it turns out! This Potato Leek Soup recipe is SO lusciously rich and velvety, you won’t believe it’s low fat without any cheese or cream! Could this be made a day in advance and refrigerated? It’s delicious as a stand alone soup but also a perfect base for all sorts of vegetable add ins. We often pair it with a sandwich for our evening meal. Thanks. Just as delicious. I used 3 medium sized leeks and small potatoes purchased the day before at a farmers’ market. Well, a chef who works at a local Sur La Table here in town told me the secret: ..make the soup according to this recipe and add One Sardine to the soup when you are making it. I’m not impressed, guessing you delete the bad reviews, going by the salt content in canned food I imagine you flavour with salt. Ditto celery salt for thyme and chives, though that might be less than perfect. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. I adore this soup. Do pre-cooking the leeks give the soup more flavor than just cooking them with the potatoes? Also, instead of the chopped chives, I prefer fresh thyme leaves sprinkled over the top just before serving. And a big hit with the kids too! I love potato leek soup, I’m in heaven!!!! Really simple and delicious. Fill it to the top with water so the entire leek is submerged. This is the best soup! The French take on this soup, called vichyssoise, involves a generous dash of heavy cream—it's usually a … I did substitute half ‘n half for the heavy cream and reduced the stock to 6 cups, but other than using the addition of white pepper in the final seasoning, it is just a perfect recipe! We will make this one again. The only changes I made was to use crushed tyme and left it in the soup and to add to small onions as I used only 3 leeks rather than the 4 recommended. Can I substitute the cream with either milk or evaporated milk? Why would you specify unsalted butter and then add salt? While different it still turned out great. I also weirdly like the soup finished using a regular blender rather than hand blender, but maybe I’m just weird…. Will be adding this recipe to our fortnightly dinner rotation. Thanks for ur quick reply. It was excellent !!!! Fabulous! Thanks. Second time making this. If soup is too thin, simmer until thickened. I was hunting for new recipes because we were tired of the same old thing week after week. I made this a couple weeks ago and it was wonderful. When cooler weather appears, nothing is more comforting than a warm bowl of potato soup. So easy and amazing. At the end of 40 or 50 minutes the leeks are very soft and wilted, their liquid exuded. It is so easy to make a big batch and freeze it.