Irish Potato Leek Soup

I absolutely love this Irish Potato Leek Soup!!!  It is so rich and creamy, you are going to love it too.  Just how do I know that for sure, because it is Alex approved!

Irish Potato Leek Soup

His only comment was that he thought it would taste good with chicken or bacon added to it.  I agree, well I agree with the addition of bacon.  The bacon might add a nice touch crumbled on top before serving, but it is not necessary.   It is so rich and velvety smooth, you would think it was made with chicken stock.  Nope, it is made with vegetable broth.  Which makes it vegan, well if you do not add any bacon!

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I served the soup with some Irish brown bread, that took twice as long to cook as it should have.  I will not be posting that recipe until I figure out what went wrong.  Bread that is raw and doughy in the middle is never a good thing.  {I gave up on the brown bread and created a delicious Irish Soda Bread instead}.

It did taste pretty good once it was finally cooked all the way through…

You cannot tell from the photo, but the inside is a gooey mess!

Okay, now let’s move on to the topic of Link Parties.  Link Parties are “hosted” by established bloggers on specific days and have really cute names.  Today for example, I will be linking to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday {still love Karly’s party}, Lil’ Luna {now Linkpartypalooza}, and Wicked Good Wednesday, along with a couple hundred other bloggers.  It gives me exposure to their followers, people that would otherwise have no clue that I even exist!  That’s the idea anyway.

I just tried it out for the first time last week, and so far I have noticed that the same photos/links are showing up at a lot of the same parties.  So I am not sure if they are actually looking at the other posts, or just sticking around long enough to link their site.  I will give it a try for a few weeks and see if it brings any additional traffic to my site.  I think it’s fun to see all of the creative recipes that are out there.  Yes, I do check out several other links.  I try to leave a comment if their site will allow me to.  I think some of them are using spam protection created for NASA!

If you would like to check them out yourself, I have all of the link parties listed on my Link Party Page in the navigation bar.

Are their any other link parties that you think I would like?  Let me know.

{Update: Wow how times have changed! I was so fascinated by this new world of blogging, it was all so different and exciting!! I still link up to link parties, and now even have one of my own on Friday nights at 8 pm EST.}


Irish Potato Leek Soup

Serves 6 - 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Course, Soup
Creamy potatoes and leeks make for a rich soup on a cold night.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 organic leeks (white part only) (washed and sliced)
  • 1 Large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 6 Medium yukon gold or red potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 6 Cups organic vegetable broth
  • 6 Ounces full fat coconut milk ((1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons))
  • 6 Ounces rice milk
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • fresh Italian parsley (minced for garnish)


These are leeks...
Leeks Trimmed
Trim the end of the leeks and cut where the green starts and the white ends. Slice.
Leeks Washed
Rinse leeks under warm water to remove the sand between the layers.
Medium Potatoes
I used a variety of potatoes.
Potatoes Chopped
Peel and chop the potatoes. Chop the onions.
Onions and Leeks in Pan
Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the leeks and onions. Cover and cook for 5 - 7 minutes, stirring a few times as needed, until they are soft, but not browned.
Add Vegetable Broth
Add the potatoes and vegetable broth, cover and cook for 35 - 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Puree until smooth
Use an immersion blender to puree the soup smooth. Or blend small batches in a blender.
Add coconut milk
Stir in the coconut milk.
add rice milk
Stir in the rice milk.
stir and season with s and p
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Irish Potato Leek Soup
Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with minced parsley.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. says

    Yum!!!! This looks delicious! I like that you used coconut milk.. interesting twist. 🙂

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my blog for me details.

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  2. says

    How perfect this soup is… I’m all about cutting some calories! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. says

    Hi, this is a great post. I wondered if you would like to link it in to the new Food on Friday which is running right now over at Carole’s Chatter. We are collecting recipes using carrots and/or leeks. This is the link . I hope you pop over to check it out. There are lots of great recipes already linked in.

  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I can almost taste this! It sounds sooooo good, Lisa! We’re supposed to get rain this weekend, this would be perfect!


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