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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!
Servings 6 -8
Total Time 50 mins


  • 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


  • 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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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 228kcal


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