Winter Warmer Soup

May 17, 2017

With winter just around the corner, we gave this creamy leak and potato soup a test run to have us feeling satisfied and as snug as a bug in a rug, even on the coldest of winter days.

Here's what you will need:

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil,
  • 1 brown onion, halved, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 medium (about 700g) desiree potatoes, or pontiac potatoes, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 leeks, pale section only, washed, dried, thinly sliced
  • 25L (5 cups) vegetable stock
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

- Step One -

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the potato and leek and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek softens.

- Step Two - 

Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potato is soft. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

- Step Three -

Transfer one-third of the potato mixture to the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining potato mixture. Alternatively, use a stick blender to blend in the saucepan.

- Step Four -

Place the soup over medium heat. Add the cream and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot. Taste and season with salt.

- Step Five -

Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and serve immediately.


This soup is perfect for a relaxing night at home with the family, or a night of entertaining guests with some delicious food. We’ve paired ours with some rustic sourdough bread and our Moss table linen to style.

If you make this for yourself be sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #lmhome and tag us @lmhome_


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