Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup

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This chunky vegan potato and leek soup recipe is packed with vegetables. Ready in just 40 minutes, this soup works well as a healthy side dish or an entrée with your favorite bread.

Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup served in a bowl on a white background
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious weeknight meal, try this chunky vegan potato leek recipe.

Simply sauté leeks, onions, and carrots, then add vegetable broth and potatoes. After simmering the mixture for about 30 minutes, you’ll have a hearty vegan soup.

This recipe is easy to customize, too. Try swapping the carrots for celery or adding your favorite herbs. If you have frozen vegetables, like spinach or peas, you can also toss them in.

Garnish the finished soup with a handful of chopped chives, crunchy croutons, or fresh parsley from your herb garden. To make it a meal, enjoy it with a Hummus Wrap or Grilled Cheese.

Key Ingredients

Key ingredients to make chunky potato leek soup
  • Potatoes. Use your favorite white or yellow potatoes. For our version, we used baby potatoes because they’re easy to slice into cubes.
  • Leeks. When cooked, leeks boast a mild onion-like flavor that pairs well with potatoes. If you’re new to cooking with leeks, check out our tutorial on how to cut leeks.
  • Vegetable broth. You can use homemade vegetable stock or your favorite store-bought version. If you eat animal products, feel free to use chicken stock.

How to Make Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This soup is simple yet hearty, making it perfect for those nights when you’re looking for an easy vegan recipe. You can find the full, printable recipe at the bottom of this post. To make chunky vegan potato leek soup:

Four steps to making potato leek soup
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the leeks, onions, and carrots. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onions are somewhat tender. Add the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  2. While the vegetables are cooking, peel the potatoes, if you’d like. Dice into cubes, about 1.5-inches wide.
  3. Add the potatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the broth is slightly reduced and the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Taste the soup and add salt and pepper, if necessary. Spoon into bowls and top with chopped chives, fresh parsley, or croutons.

Recipe Tips, Variations, and Substitutions

  • Replace the onions with leeks. If you have extra leeks or no onion, you can use chopped leeks in place of onion.
  • Experiment with different herbs. Try thyme, oregano, rosemary instead of parsley. You can even mix and match herbs.
  • Add celery. For even more veggies, mix in 2 chopped stalks of celery.
  • Enjoy it with vegan bacon. Add crunch and smokiness with vegan coconut bacon.
Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup in a bowl served with bread on a white background
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I store leftover Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup?

Yes. Store leftover soup in the refrigerator. For best results, eat it within 3 days.

Can I freeze it?

Yes, as long as you use an air-tight container. It should last up to 3 months.

Can I omit the carrots?

Yes! The carrots aren’t essential. You can simply add more potatoes or leeks, or use celery instead.

Can I add other vegetables?

Definitely. Try mixing in frozen peas, broccoli, or spinach to make your soup even chunkier.

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Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Chunky Vegan Potato Leek Soup

This chunky vegan potato and leek soup recipe is packed with vegetables. Ready in just 40 minutes, this soup works well as a healthy side dish or an entrée with your favorite bread.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: chunky vegan potato leek soup, potato leek soup, vegan soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 or 4 leeks sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground paprika
  • Chives, fresh parsley, croutons for topping, optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the leeks, onions, and carrots. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onions are somewhat tender. Add the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, peel the potatoes, if you’d like. Dice into cubes, about 1.5-inches each.
  • Add the potatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the broth is slightly reduced and the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Taste the soup and add salt and pepper, if necessary. Spoon into bowls and top with chopped chives, fresh parsley, or croutons.

Notes

  • You can use peeled or unpeeled potatoes, depending on your preference.
  • Use your favorite white or yellow potatoes.
  • Try thyme, oregano, rosemary instead of parsley. You can even mix and match herbs.
  • For even more veggies, add 2 chopped stalks of celery.
  • Store leftover soup in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 3 days.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is a rough estimate automatically calculated by the Spoonacular food database and does not include optional ingredients.

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Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1359mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4664IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
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