Soup Maker Recipe: Cream of Potato and Leek Soup 1.6 Litres

Potato and leek soup is so simple to make that it’s in the pot and cooking in just a few minutes in the soup maker.  I rarely bother with exotic spices and herbs for basic vegetable soups and as this one has cream in it, it isn’t suitable for freezing.  Leave out the cream and add water as a substitute if you plan to freeze.

Soup Maker Recipes: Cream of Potato and Leek Soup

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 21 minutes
Total time 31 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Soup
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
By author Lesley S Smith


  • 500g Potatoes (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 200g Leek (Chopped)
  • 100g Onion (Chopped)
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • 100ml Fresh Cream
  • 700ml Boiling Water (Or fill soupmaker up to 1600ml mark on kettle.)
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube (Crumbled)


Step 1. Pop all the ingredients into the kettle. Set to smooth setting.
Step 2. Simmer for 21 minutes in the kettle. If you make the soup manually, you will have to blend it after cooking.
Step 3. Serve with fresh bread and parsley.



  1. Sally says

    I added stilton and creme fraiche after the cauliflower etc had finished the 20 minute programme. Crumble the stilton in, it melts quickly and easily. Delicious and non stick.

  2. Dougie says

    Hi ScottishmumI have made the Leek and Potato soup as specified and added the cream it looks and tastes great, I did it on the chunky setting and blended after to my consistency . If I made mushroom soup could I add the cream as I did with the Leek/Potato soupDougie

    • says

      Yes, you could add the cream in the same way for mushroom soup, but remember to reduce the other liquid by the same amount for that recipe. You can’t go over the maximum level for your own soupmaker.

      Or you could just add some in at the end and give it a stir once your soup is at the serving stage.

  3. Sandra says

    I have just bought a soup maker and want to make the leek and potato do i put the cream in at the begining or stir or in at the end

    • says

      Hi, I’m sorry, I wouldn’t know which setting would be smooth in your soup maker. If you search online for your brand of soup maker, hopefully you will be able to find out that way.

  4. Anne says

    Looking for some soupmaker recipes I found your site so today I will try to make potato and leek soup in my newly purchased soupmaker!! It’s freezing cold here today on my side of the world so it’s a good day to start souping!!

  5. Tinkle belle says

    Have made broccoli and Stilton and cauliflower and Stilton several times. I put the Stilton in at the end after the -21 minutes, it softens with the heat do the contents. Delicious.

    Cheese seems to ‘stick’ to the base. When this happens, the electricity cuts out so you stir up and start again. That’s why I find it best to add cheese after the timing has ended.

    • says

      I can’t see why not. We’re not stilton fans, so that isn’t one I would try with the cheese content. I’d be tempted to make sure the stock went in first and the cheese almost last and gave it a good stir before setting the machine on. I’ve been tempted to try using cake release spray on the inside of the pot for ingredients that might stick, but I’m not sure it would help with liquid heat.

  6. Lee says

    I need some comfort food after the day I’ve just had so trying this soup now, love leek and potato, using the Waring WSM1U Soup Maker, will report back in an hour lol!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Andy Unett says

    Perfectly simple hearty recipe for a quick warming supper after work or a long walk, extra special with some grated gruyere or cheddar on top & a crusty roll with warm butter or a french baguette slice with garlic as a crouton on top! Top marks for getting us all to use that xmas kitchen gadget which goes unrecognised but is SO useful! Many thanks! Andy x

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