Cheesy Potato Leek Soup

Leeks bring a mild-onion flavor to this delicious cheese and potato soup recipe that's perfect for a cold winter night.

Cheesy Potato Leek Soup
Yield: 8 cups Prep 15 mins Cook 45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large leeks (about 1 pound), white and part of green sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes (4 grams each), such as Maggi brand
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chives, for garnish

Make It

1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leek and onion. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add potatoes, bouillon, salt, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 35 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.

3. Carefully puree mixture in batches and return to saucepan. Gently reheat and add cheese, stirring until melted.

4. Garnish with chives, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 167, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 23, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 20, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 411, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.