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What's Cooking? Leek and Potato Soup

24 October 2023

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The dieticians at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) have shared a great winter warmer recipe with us for this What’s Cooking piece. Try making this leek and potato soup to keep you warm and full during the colder months.


  • 1 tablespoon sunflower/rapeseed oil
  • 4 large leeks washed, trimmed and cut into thin rings
  • 2 medium/large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 845mls/1½ pints low salt, vegetable/chicken stock using 1 stock cube
  • 3-4 tablespoons of semi skimmed milk
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Pinch of black pepper

How to:

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add leeks and potato. Cover and allow to soften for 5 minutes.
  • Add the stock, herbs and black pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Ensure leeks and potato are thoroughly cooked.
  • Puree the mixture in a blender. Do this a bit at a time so it doesn’t spill. Once blended, put back in the pan. If you don’t have a blender, use a masher.
  • Add the milk to give the soup a creamy taste and thin it down.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

Tip! To make this more filling and fibre rich, add a tin of chickpeas or butter beans.

For more recipes from CTMUHB, click here.