Peppered potato soup

Peppered potato soup

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(9 ratings)

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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

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


  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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23rd May, 2013
It was easy to make and filling but did not have a huge amount of flavour I felt.
9th Sep, 2012
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 :)
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16th Aug, 2012
Poe. Tate. Ohhhh ...
31st May, 2012
it is a nice soup but essential just a normal leek and potato soup...
Frantic Flapjack
13th May, 2012
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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