Peppered potato soup

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This thrifty dinner party leek and potato soup recipe has an attractive pale colour from using the bottom end of the allium and a bouquet garni

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian if veg stock used
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal279
  • fat18g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein9.4g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large leek, sliced and washed



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • fresh thyme sprigs, 3 bay leaves and parsley stalks tied into a bundle



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 450g (2 medium) floury potato, chopped into chunks no larger than a walnut



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 800ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • chopped parsley, to serve



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan until sizzling then add the leeks and herbs and sweat gently for 5 mins until soft. Stir the potatoes into the leeks and season with a little salt and lots of freshly ground pepper.

  2. Pour over the stock and simmer for 10 – 15 mins until the potatoes are on the brink of collapse. Take the tied herbs out of the soup and discard. Stir the cream into the soup off the heat then using a hand blender blitz the soup until smooth. Ladle into bowls and scatter with parsley.

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Comments (5)

maroonrabbitlife's picture

It was easy to make and filling but did not have a huge amount of flavour I felt.

manssy's picture

Loved it! My friend asked for a second round, and my husband who is not a fan of potato soup finished his huge bowl all by himself :)

menapian's picture

Poe. Tate. Ohhhh ...

bethocallaghan's picture

it is a nice soup but essential just a normal leek and potato soup...

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Didn't expect much from this soup but it tasted absolutely lovely and also had a very good texture. I tied the herbs together with a large sprig of mint and this also came through in the taste.

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