Photo: Ralph Anderson
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
11 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat; stir in onion and leek. Cover and cook 20 minutes. Stir in potato; cover and cook 15 minutes. Stir in broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly.

Step 2

Process soup in batches in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides; return to saucepan, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Serve with desired toppings.

McGuires Irish Pub, Pensacola, FL.

Ratings & Reviews

cyndemmm's Review

September 01, 2012
I love this soup - much lower fat than the cream based potato soup and it tastes great!

February 20, 2016
How much does it make? I have a soup cook off and must hand out small samples to allot of people.i usually fill my big oversized crockpot for events like this. Should I triple/quadruple the recipe?

Daniellelee's Review

November 04, 2010
This soup was great!! The texture is so creamy and smooth. Great cold weather meal.

KarenByrne's Review

January 09, 2011
Love, Love, Love this soup recipe! It is so easy and delicious. Use a little more potato to make the soup thicker - and use an immersion hand blender to make this recipe even easier. My friend Kathy makes this frequently for guests; my teenage sons say this is one of their favorite meals of all time!

pattyinidaho8's Review

March 15, 2010
My husband said this was the best potato soup he had ever eaten!! That was worthy of the five stars alone. I added smoked paprika and a dash of nutmeg. Also added a couple of roasted bell peppers that I had sitting in the refrig. I found the texture to be what you would expect from potato soup. Outstanding!

CiciGodinez's Review

March 17, 2014
I love thick and creamy baked potato soups, so I was tempted to use some of the suggestions about adding more potatos. I didn't though and everyone really liked this soup. It was light and delicious. I have onion-phobic family members, and the blending removed the evidence! I used an immersion blender and that was much easier than putting in an actual blender. I will definitely make this one again.

ojhighto's Review

February 10, 2010

mary327's Review

March 17, 2013

HollyinAL's Review

March 16, 2010
I made this soup tonight for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and my Mom's Birthday. It was very easy to make and yummy! I used a hand mixer right in the pot instead of having to mix in batches in a blender. The soup seemed a little too thin, so I baked 2 extra potatoes in the microwave and added them to the mixture at the end. I also did not blend them in so that the soup would have some chunks in it. I also added more pepper. Enjoy!

mazzelsha's Review

March 11, 2010