A Wandering Vine

Potato Leek & Cheddar Soup

Potato, Leek, & Cheddar Soup - A Wandering Vine

Potato Leek & Cheddar Soup


The cooler fall weather has me craving warm soups. This Potato Leek & Cheddar Soup is perfect for fall. We started with this recipe and made some modifications. It goes great with a crusty baguette.


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • Additional chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Additional grated sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
  1. Melt butter in large, heavy pot over medium heat.
  2. Add leeks and garlic; sauté until tender but not brown, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and carrots; sauté 5 minutes longer.
  4. Add chicken broth and parsley; simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Add milk to soup.
  6. Transfer half of soup to blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Return soup to pot.
  8. Add grated sharp cheddar cheese and stir over low heat until melted.
  9. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Transfer to large serving bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill. Bring to simmer before serving.)
  11. Garnish soup with chopped fresh parsley and additional grated sharp cheddar cheese, if desired.

What’s your favorite fall soup?


  1. Modeline

    Yummy post’!’ I will have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Maryrose Attard

    Looks so delicious! Thanks for your sharing!

  3. Maureen

    Wow this looks great. It is what my husband loves leeks and cheese. I am going to print this out thank you.

  4. Marilyn Nawara

    I love potato soup, but have never tried to make it. This makes it sound easy to make — think I might give it a try.

    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      I’d love to hear how you like it!

  5. monique s

    this sounds so delicious. I love leek and cheddar too so together…awesome

  6. Diane

    it seems so yummy !!!

  7. Terry Poage

    It looks so good and creamy. Perfect for a cold night.

  8. Joan Kubes

    I make a recipe almost just like this. It is fabulous!!!


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