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Simple French Potato Leek Soup BoulderLocavore.com

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup is a simple, classic recipe perfect for any time of the year. It's a filling, satisfying soup that's delicious and easy to make.
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword potato leek soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 283kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) Unsalted butter
  • 4 Leeks cleaned, with green leaves removed and sliced thinly across the leek (yield 4 cups)
  • 1 ½ pounds Russet potatoes peeled and sliced, slice 1/4-inch thick across the potato
  • 6 cups Unsalted Chicken Stock*
  • 1 tablespoon Salt


  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven or heavy stock pot.  Add leeks and potatoes and sauté for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and salt, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 35 minutes.


*If substituting regular Chicken Stock, reduce the salt to 1 teaspoon. If using Low Sodium Chicken Stock adjust the salt 'to taste' (1-2 teaspoons).
Adapted from A Passion For Potatoes (Harper Collins Books, 1992)


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1525mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg