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Irish potato and leek soup recipe

Irish Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

A traditional Irish country soup with a mild flavor and creamy texture. It's the perfect comfort food for a cold winter's day.
Course Soup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword creamy, ireland, traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 333kcal
Author Jenna Shaughnessy


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 medium leeks white part only, thinly sliced
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • cups chicken stock
  • cups milk


  • On medium heat, melt the butter with the oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven.
  • Add the onion and cook until soft.
  • Stir in the leeks and potatoes and cook, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are evenly browned.
  • Add salt and pepper, then the stock and milk. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender.
  • Puree the soup in a blender, or alternatively, pour the soup through a strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to rub the vegetables through. Discard any remaining pulp.
  • Return soup to the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve at once.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 1254mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3mg