Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

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Make Creamy Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup under an hour! Healthy Pressure Cooker Leek Potato Soup is super easy to make with simple ingredients. A satisfying bowl of earthy comfort to warm your soul!

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I’ve grown to love this dazzling colorful season of autumn…

The fresh crisp air, falling bright red, orange, yellow leaves, gentle wind, mild temperatures, warm fuzzy scarf, pumpkin spice, hot chocolate, hearty stews, comforting soups…

Potato Leek Soup is a simple & light yet comforting soup, made with the classic combo – potatoes, leeks, stock, and heavy cream.

Did you know Leek Soup has strong ties with Welsh cuisine?

Leek became a significant ingredient in many symbolic Welsh dishes back in the days, so leek later became the country’s national vegetable!

Hearty Instant Pot Potato Soup is my ultimate comfort food, and this Potato Leek Soup totally hits the spot (especially with the aromatic leek addition) for these cool fall wintery days.

What’s your favorite Instant Pot Soup? Tell us in the comments section below. 🙂

Time to make some Creamy Potato Leek Soup in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

Make Creamy Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup under an hour! Healthy Pressure Cooker Leek Potato Soup is super easy to make with simple ingredients. A satisfying bowl of comfort to warm your soul!
5 from 13 votes
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Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 4 (1.5lb or 552g) Yukon gold potatoes , diced
  • 2 (375g - trimmed & chopped) large leeks , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 2 (0.5g) bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon (1.5g) dried thyme
  • 1 cup (250ml) heavy cream
  • 4 cups (1L) unsalted chicken stock
  • 3 (13g) garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce (or sub with regular soy sauce)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Optional Garnish

  • Green onions , finely sliced

Instructions

  • Sweat Leeks: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Add 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter and chopped leeks in Instant Pot. Season with a pinch of salt, then cook leeks until softened (~4 mins). Once the leeks are softened, add in 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1.5g) dried thyme, and minced garlic. Saute for another 30 seconds.
  • Pressure Cook Potato Leek Soup: Pour in 4 cups (1L) unsalted chicken stock, 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce (or sub with regular soy sauce), and diced potatoes. Give everything a quick mix. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 15 minutes Natural Release.
  • Season & Thicken: Add in 1 cup (250m) heavy cream. *Note: Some enjoy the potato leek soup without blending. Since we like a thicker soup, we blend the potato leek soup at this step with an Immersion Hand Blender. Taste and season with more salt if desired (for reference, we added 2 large pinches of salt at the end to season this properly).
  • Serve Leek Potato Soup: Garnish with finely sliced green onions, bacon bits, fried leeks, or fresh herbs. Season with some freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy!~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 4.2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: European, Welsh
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup Guide

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Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup.

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We are using Yukon gold potatoes here, but russet potatoes will also work fine 🙂

How to Prepare Leeks?

Trim off the root end & tough green stalks of the leek (as shown with the red dotted lines in below photo).

Then cut the leeks in half lengthwise (as shown in right bottom photo).

Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup | Pressure Cooker Potato Leek Soup: how to prepare leeks

*Pro Tip: Don’t throw away the leek root & green part – you can save them for making vegetable stock.

Be sure to clean the leek thoroughly by rinsing them under running cold water (including in between the leek layers because there may be soil or grit trapped there).

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Sweat Leeks


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer versions, press “Saute” button twice.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).

Add 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter and chopped leeks in Instant Pot.

Season with a pinch of salt and cook the leeks until softened (roughly 4 minutes).

Oh~ the leeks in butter smell soo good~

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Once the leeks are softened, add in 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1.5g) dried thyme, and minced garlic. Saute for another 30 seconds.

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Pressure Cook Potato Leek Soup


Pour in 4 cups (1L) unsalted chicken stock, 2 tbsp (30ml) fish sauce (or substitute with regular soy sauce), and diced potatoes. Give everything a quick mix.

Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup | Instant Pot Potato Soup: add unsalted chicken stock, diced potatoes in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid and pressure cook:

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 5 minutes and 15 minutes Natural Release.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 5 minutes

After 15 minutes of Natural Release, carefully turn Venting Knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure. Once the floating valve drops, remove the lid.

It smells so good as the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker releases pressure! Can’t wait to have a taste! 😛

3

Season & Thicken


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Add in 1 cup (250m) heavy cream.

*Note: Some people enjoy the soup without blending. It depends on your preference.

We like a heartier, thicker soup so we are blending this potato leek soup with an Immersion Hand Blender 🙂

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Taste and season with more salt if desired. For reference, we added 2 large pinches of salt at the end to season this properly.

4

Serve Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup


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You can garnish the leek potato soup with finely sliced green onions, bacon bits, fried leeks, or fresh herbs.

Season with some freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately!

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Enjoy your Creamy Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup!~ 🙂

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Cheryl Ann Miller
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Cheryl Ann Miller

It is so super fantastic! I ended up doubling the potatoes, and it is super!! I made it 3 times in 4 days because we kept fighting over it.5 stars

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Isalee
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Isalee

Loved this soup! Quick and easy to make. I blended half in a vitamix, then mixed it back in with the rest. Doing this gave me a creamy soup with some potato chunks. I enjoyed it with and without the cream too.

Tom
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Tom

Can this recipe (and other soups) be halved for a 3 quart Instant Pot?

Ruth
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Ruth

Both my husband and myself love soup and I had some leeks in the fridge, so gave this a try. I am very glad I did as this soup is excellent. I will be adding it to my rotation. I did not have cream so I used evaporated milk and that worked very well. I used the soy sauce in place of the fish sauce. Very satisfying soup and quick and easy to prepare. Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

Shari
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Shari

I loved this soup and it was so easy to make!

Bill
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Bill

I used a few more potatoes than the recipe called for and it was delicious. Very tasty and the consistency was perfect. Another successful recipe from Amy and Jacky.5 stars

Anne Jardine
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Anne Jardine

This is a really tasty soup! Perfectly seasoned with a rich but light taste. I had fish sauce from a cooking class in Vietnam so I used it. I don’t really know what it added but the flavors seemed so much richer. Loved it!!!5 stars

Herb Martin
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Herb Martin

My wife and I loved the recipe. This was my 3rd try with the new Instant Pot, and I am inspired to try a number of different things in the future. Blending the cream into the soup did indeed produce a thicker soup which was absolutely delicious (served with a fresh warm bun)5 stars

Sue Davis
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Sue Davis

Can I use RED POTATOES???

Kate
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Kate

Yum! I made a broth from ham bones and used that instead of chicken. Thanks for the great recipe!5 stars

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