Soupe Poireau Pommes de Terre (Potato Leek Soup)

Leeks and potato soup is the most basic, and maybe the most popular, soup in France.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 medium leeks
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups water


  • Wash the leeks in cold water, dry them, and remove and discard the green parts. Cut them in thin slices.
  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat and melt the butter slightly. Add leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and stir well with a wooden spatula. Add salt, pepper, stock, and water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Put all ingredients in a blender, and process for 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm.