Chunky Potato Leek Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My family and I crave a steaming bowl of potato leek soup on a cold winter evening, but we don't want the butter and fat content of regular soup recipes. So I created this lighter version. I have shared it with many folks, and everyone who has tried it loves it for the robust, satisfying flavor. —Christine Frye, Odessa, Missouri
Chunky Potato Leek Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium leeks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups diced potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk


  1. In a lightly greased skillet, cook leeks and onion for 5 minutes or until tender and just beginning to brown; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook flour and garlic powder in oil until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth. Stir in the bay leaves, salt, pepper, pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Stir in potatoes and leek mixture; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 193 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.