Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup

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Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup

My recipe for Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup is one of those recipes you think to yourself, should I share it or not? Surely, most people out there can prepare this quick delight or can they? I have been using this particular recipe for as long as I can remember. Actually, I had to have a good think to write everything down as I cooked it. This particular batch was enhanced with a bit of celeriac root I had leftover. I needed it for something else and remaining bit was starting to look a little sad. I’ll just add it to the soup, shall I? What could possibly go wrong? πŸ™‚

Clearly nothing went wrong as I decided to be brave enough to share it with you dear readers. πŸ™‚ The only thing worth noting is that it is not a soup for you if you do not like flavour of celeriac as despite adding only a smallish piece, its flavour really comes through. That really is the only warning, I promise you. πŸ™‚ Anyways, if celeriac is not your thing, simply leave it out.

Don’t be to hung up on the quantity of veg. I suggested 2 medium leeks and potatoes, no need to use scales. If your veg is slightly larger and you might need a bit more liquid, go for it. Add splash more of stock/water, adjust seasoning and I’m sure your soup will be lovely. Soup making is not baking (pardon unintentional rhyme here), you don’t need to be super precise to get wonderful results. I encourage you to go for it and make this Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup your own!

It really is a wonderful, tasty, warm your cockles, soothe your soul kind of soup and I hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by and please do leave a comment as I’d love to know what you thought about my recipe.

Bon Appetit!

Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup

Yield: 4-6


  • 2 medium leeks
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • half small celeriac root
  • small knob of unsalted butter
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock (cube is fine)
  • 1 heaped Tbsp creme fraiche
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • chives and croutons to serve


  1. Start with preparing your veg.
  2. Discard the very top of the leeks (dark green part). Halve and clean your leeks thoroughly, getting rid of all the grit. Slice thinly.
  3. Peel, wash and cube potatoes.
  4. Peel wash and cube celeriac.
  5. Melt butter in a large pan. Add prepared leeks and cook until softened but not coloured (about 5 min).
  6. Add potatoes and celeriac and continue cooking for another 2-3 min.
  7. Add stock, bit of salt and pepper and cover.
  8. Simmer until all the veg, especially celeriac (which takes the longest) is tender.
  9. Take the soup off the hob and puree to desired consistency using hand blender. I like it really smooth and silky but you may want some texture to it.
  10. Add creme fraiche, adjust seasoning and quickly blend again.
  11. Serve sprinkled with chopped chives and some croutons.
  12. Enjoy!

Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup

If you’d like some more soup inspiration take a look at my Spiced Pumpkin Soup or Instant Pot Ginger Spiced Beetroot Soup. They are both full of gorgeous veg and wonderfully fragrant spices and will keep you warm and happy whatever the weather.

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Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup


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Simple and in season


April 13, 2017
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  • Reply Corina

    I love leek and potato soups. They are just so creamy before you even add any extra cream and I love the sound of the celeriac in this one. I am definitely a celeriac fan and it must go so well with the leeks and potato. Thank you for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    April 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you so much! Celeriac definitely added another dimension to this soup, a really pleasant one if I say so myself 😊 Happy to link up again πŸ˜€

      April 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Eb Gargano

    Oooh yum…I love Leek and Potato Soup, but I’ve never thought to add celeriac to it before (which I also love), I will have to try that next time I make it. It’s funny you saying about celeriac having a really distinct taste…I think it does too, but I somehow managed to completely fool my father in law and two children once when I made celeriac mash – they all thought it was regular mashed potatoes!?! Hilarious! Thanks for linking your lovely soup up to #CookBlogShare and Happy Easter!! Eb x

    April 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      It is a bit like marmite isn’t it? I love it though😍 Well done tricking the family. Mine don’t even knows what goes in their food half the time πŸ˜‚ and it seems to work. I disguise it, they eat it and like it. Everyone’s happy 😊 Happy to link up. Have a great Easter!

      April 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Jacqui Bellefontaine

    I think adding the celeriac is a great idea then again I would as I love celeriac! I do like soups that use up the bits and pieces in the fridge a great way to avoid food waste.

    Just to let you know I will be guest hosting the #CookBlogShare linky this week over at Recipes Made Easy and I would love it if you pop over and linky up another recipe.

    April 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Hello Jacqui, I really hate throwing things out hence this soup was enhanced with celeriac which worked beautifully. Thank you so much for the invite to another #CookBlogShare πŸ™‚ I will definitely pop over and link another recipe later this week. Have a great week!

      April 18, 2017 at 8:05 am
  • Reply choclette

    Love leek and potato soup and I’m pretty sure I’d like your celeriac addition. I haven’t had celeriac in far too long, but I do like it. I find it really hard to post soup recipes as most of my soups are an ad hoc melange of whatever I happen to have to hand.

    April 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      I know what you mean, making soups doesn’t seem as straightforward when you want to blog about it 😊

      April 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Jenny Paulin

    I only tried celeriac for the first time earlier this year, and it was quite nice. I can imagine that it adds a lovely depth of flavour to the classic leek and potato combo. Your soup looks so inviting x

    April 21, 2017 at 10:17 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Jenny πŸ™‚ x

      April 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Katie Bryson

    Brrrrrr it’s still freezing here so I really fancy tucking into a bowl of your delicious sounding soup!!! Thanks for sharing it with us this month on Simple and in Season! xxx

    April 28, 2017 at 11:11 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Katie! Spring seems to be teasing us a bit at the moment and soup is definitely a ticket to comfort when weather fails. πŸ™‚ Happy to take part! xxx

      April 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Francesca

    This looks delicious! But FYI, your instructions mention celeriac once and never says when to include the leeks. I assume the leeks come first and the potatoes and celeriac second, but it seems like something you may want to amend!

    May 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Hi Francesca! You are absolutely right. First celeriac in the instructions was supposed to be leeks, all amended now! πŸ™‚ I have read this recipe so many times and have never tweaked so thanks for pointing it out! Glad you like the recipe πŸ™‚

      June 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Monica

    Thanks, Jo. This recipe was simple and delicious! I never realised how much I like celeriac! πŸ˜€ With the box of organic veg I was given, this recipe was just what I was looking for.

    December 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Hi Monica! Thanks for stopping by! So pleased to hear that! Love hearing back when somebody has made one of my recipes! Celeriac works really nicely in this soup doesn’t it! I could do with a bowl of it just about now! πŸ™‚

      December 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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