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Quick and easy Irish potato leek soup recipe | ethnicspoon.com
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Irish Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Smooth and creamy potato leek soup. This is a super easy recipe to make and it has such delicate flavors. One of my favorite homemade soups.  I love this soup! 

Course Soup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword chicken broth, easy soup, homemade soup, Saint Patrick's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion medium, chopped
  • 2 leeks (whites only and light green parts) finely chopped, well cleaned and rinsed
  • 2 potatoes large baking type peeled and cubed
  • 32 ounces chicken broth you can substitute vegetable broth also
  • ¼ tsp black pepper cracked
  • 1 Tbsp chive chopped, optional topping
  • 1 tsp sour cream for drizzling on top, optional


  1. In a large deep skillet melt the butter on medium heat.
  2. Add onions and allow to soften. Add the leeks and allow to cook until the leeks are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the potatoes. Turn a few times and sprinkle with cracked pepper.
  3. Add the broth and allow it to come to a boil.
  4. Turn down the heat to low. Cover and cook until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes.

  5. Using an immersion blender, break down all the solids until the mixture is smooth. Serve with chopped chives. Drizzle with heavy cream if desired.
  6. Serve with Irish soda bread. Adapted from The Compete Irish Pub Cookbook

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long can I save Irish potato leek soup? You can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Be sure to completely cool the soup before refrigerating.
  • Can I freeze this soup? Yes, you must completely cool the soup before freezing. Store in airtight containers for 4 to 6
    months.  This type of soup will separate a bit after thawing so stir it well when reheating.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Potato Leek Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 613mg27%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 23.6mg29%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.