Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

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As the nights get cooler and we all settle in for Fall – soups always come to my mind. I love a creamy and simple soup that I can make on a weeknight. My recipe for Potato Leek Soup with Sausage fits the bill every time. You get a full flavored soup in less than an hour.

Potato Leek Soup with Sausage
Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

I love to use Chicken Sausages – they are a healthier version of sausage, they cook quickly and they come in wide variety of flavors. Its also fairly easy to find organic versions to make sure you aren’t getting a whole bunch of fillers instead of chicken! I really love the Open Nature brand, but I think that might be regional.

Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

This soup recipe is one of the favorites from my cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook. If you don’t have a copy yet – maybe you need one? This recipe mentions the use of an immersion blender. I am in love with mine – it makes everything so creamy and it does it so fast. I have this one. If you don’t have one – no worries! You can use a regular blender – just make sure to leave the lid off and cover with a towel because hot liquids can pop the top!

I usually serve this soup either with some nice fresh crusty bread that I warmed up in the oven or with a crispy quick green salad. You could also just make the soup and serve it along side a baked chicken breast, or a juicy pork tenderloin.


Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

A simple, creamy, warming soup makes a perfect fall weeknight dinner
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword potato leek soup, Sausage, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • Immersion Blender


  • 1 lb Chicken Sausage cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3-4 Leeks cut in ½-inch slices
  • 2 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb Yellow Potatoes peeled, cut in 1-in cubes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter and add garlic and leeks. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Add chicken broth, potatoes, and seasoning. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium. Let cook for 20 minutes.
  • In a saute pan over medium high heat, add oil. Saute sausage until just browned and warmed through.
  • Remove soup from the heat. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup to a smooth consistency. Stir in heavy cream. Return to medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • In a shallow soup bowl, ladle soup into center. Place cooked sausage in center of bowl and garnish with parsley, if desired

If you are looking for more recipes for meals in a bowl – check out my Soups, Salads & Bowls Section of my cookbook!

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3 thoughts on “Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

  1. Life Diet Health – Sunny Suffolk, UK – Hello! I’m Laurena, a Vegan Recipe Creator & PN Nutrition Coach living in England. Previously I have worked as head chef both in a small local café, at the main restaurant of a major port and everything inbetween including bespoke dinner parties and on-site catering for films and events. Oh, not to mention creating award-winning chocolates! <!--more continue reading--> When I began to suffer from several chronic illnesses, I changed my whole lifestyle and now eat a wholefood plant-based diet, with minimal processed foods! As a plant-based chef, I create exciting new recipes, tweak existing recipes or reinvent traditional recipes to suit your needs. What recipe would you like me to create for you?
    Life Diet Health says:

    What a delicious sounding soup Estelle! I love your tip about the teatowel (I wish I’d read that ages ago)! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

  2. marilyn1998 – United States – Marilyn is the owner, writer, and most times photographer at Marilyn's Treats. She loves to learn new things and is always improving her recipes, blog designs and articles. If you need guidance she is there to help but is the first to remind you most everything she does is an adventure in trial and error. Come visit in her office/kitchen and see what trouble she is brewing up now!
    marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  3. Your Potato Leek Soup with Sausage will be a delicious soup! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,501!
    Miz Helen

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