Winter Leek and Potato Soup


A great-tasting, hearty and satisfying soup that's perfect for a lunch or to start an otherwise light dinner.

close up view of Winter Leek and Potato Soup garnished with fresh herbs, served with slices of bread
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, or more if needed

  • 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir leeks and onion until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir potatoes and chicken broth into onion mixture; simmer until potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Pour half-and-half into potato soup and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes more.

  4. Stir Cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper into soup until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
15g Fat
46g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 983mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 48mg 239%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1051mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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