This Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup is based upon the classic recipe that uses a russet potato and leek stewed in a rich cream broth.
You’ve probably heard the story of the Irish Potato Famine and the horrors that occurred as a result of that.
Even so, the Irish haven’t lost their love for this enduring spud.
This recipe for Irish Potato Leek Soup, is a rustic dish that offers a hearty meal but with little cost or effort on your part.
Now some folks think that Irish food is bland and without spice, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, you might say there’s a bit of blarney to that tale, because many of the dishes prepared by cooks all over the Emerald Isle include plenty of natural spice, in additional to hearty vegetables, along with grass fed meat.
My favorite part about this Traditional Irish Potato and Leek Soup is that it’s made with seasonal produce, and tastes like a bit of spring—even when you cannot see the grass beneath the snow. Moreover, this soup even looks Irish, with a touch of green, thanks to the added fresh parsley.
One nice caveat of my Traditional Irish Potato Leek Soup is that it is economical. One large potato can feed four easily.
Traditional Irish Potato Leek Soup Ingredients
The main ingredients for this soup is potato and leek, with a touch of onion thrown in. And, really it’s all you need to give this soup it’s vibrant taste that can’t be beat.
How to Make Irish Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
This Leek and Potato Soup cooks up in just minutes.
And, yes, this soup is deliciously green.
But what sets this soup apart is that it doesn’t require any fat like olive oil or butter to give it a rich and creamy taste.
Even so, since dairy is a large part of the Irish countryside, a hint of cream is added at the last moment to this Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup to give the broth a rich, creamy finish.
I’m certain that you’ll love this one pot, quick and easy soup. It’s simple to make, meaning it takes minimal time for prep and cooking—start to finish—and easy clean up, too.
You can serve it as a side soup or eat it as a meal.
And, when you are ready to serve, set out some Irish Soda Bread or other crusty bread and you’re good to go. Enjoy!
For more delicious soup and stew recipes, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section, as well as these family favorites:
- Irish Shepherds Pie
- Loaded Leftover Potato Pancakes
- Gluten Free Cream of Celery Soup
- Chicken Wild Rice Soup
- Lovage Fish Soup
Traditional Irish Potato Leek Soup
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 1 leek trimmed, rinsed and chopped
- 1 russet potatoes large, peeled and diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Using a large pot, add all of the ingredients and simmer on medium for 20 minutes.
- While still in the pot, carefully, puree the soup with a hand blender.
- Add the cream and stir well. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately with a side of Irish Soda Bread. Enjoy!