4 Ingredient Potato Leek Soup (Instant pot)

4 Ingredient Potato Leek Soup, prepared in an Instant Pot or on the stove (Dutch oven). Make this quick and easy dinner soup recipe on a busy weekday or leisure weekend.

4 Ingredients Potato Leek Soup Instant Pot - how to

Looking for an easy and delicious potato soup that can be made quickly in an instant pot or slowly on the stove (using a Dutch oven) per se. You have come to the right place. This easy potato leek soup is quick, easy and so creamy.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Main Ingredients

  1. Red potatoes, peeled – or russet potatoes/ any type of old potatoes will do.
  2. Leeks, chopped
  3. Butter – makes the soup rich and creamy. Substitute with 2/3 cups heavy cream, milk or cream cheese.
  4. Broth – always recommend to use vegetable or bone broth for deeper flavor. If not possible, use cold water.

Spices and herbs

  • Salt to taste – or 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Sweet paprika/ chili flakes
  • Cumin powder – optional but tasty

Optional toppings

  • chopped ham, chorizo, or bacon
  • chopped walnuts or almonds
  • fresh chopped parsley or celery leaves

How to make 4 ingredients potato leeks soup (Instant pot):

1st: Sauté chopped potatoes and leeks on SAUTÉ in Instant pot until soft and somewhat mushy. Stir frequently and add a few drops of water to prevent burning.

2nd: Then scrub remaining food from the bottom of the IP pan. Add all remaining ingredients. Then PRESSURE COOK for 15 minutes with 10 minutes natural release.

3rd: Release remaining pressure and pure/blend soup to make it creamier. Add toppings.

How to make 4 ingredients potato leeks soup (stove top):

On the stove, sauté vegetables in butter on low heat (until they soften). Then, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until fully cooked. Blend for a creamier consistency. Add toppings of choice.

4 Ingredients Potato Leek Soup Instant Pot - how to
4 Ingredients Potato Leek Soup Instant Pot - how to

4 Ingredient Potato Leeks Soup

The European Dish
Delicious potato leek soup that requires only 4 main ingredients. It can be prepared in an Instant pot in about 30 minutes, or on the stove top – using a Dutch oven for example.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Servings 6 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium Red potatoes peeled and cut
  • 2 cups Leeks chopped
  • 6 tbsp. Butter or more
  • 700 ml Broth vegetable or bone

Spices

  • Salt to taste / 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Sweet paprika/ chili flakes
  • 1 tsp. Cumin powder – optional but tasty

Optional toppings

  • 1 cup chopped ham, chorizo or bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley or celery leaves
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiana Reggiano cheese

Instructions
 

  • Chop leeks and peeled onions in small pieces. Use SAUTE function of Instant Pot (for about 5-10 minutes) to sauté veggies in butter. Stir frequently and deglaze after sautéing is over.
  • Next, add remaining ingredients to pot and PRESSURE COOK for 15 minutes on high (custom settings). Do not forget to seal the lid.
  • Allow 5 to 10 minutes natural release of pressure. Then, release remaining pressure manually. Blend soup to get it creamier. Serve hot. Add toppings if desired (individually to each bowl).
Keyword 4 ingredients, Dutch oven, Instant Pot, potato leek, quick and easy
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