Food Network, All Recipes and Epicurious all provide guests with top-rated potato and leek soup recipes. Each recipe calls for both vegetables and chicken broth, yet includes various additional ingredients.
Receiving 4.5 starts out of 5 from 128 reviewers as of February 2015, Emeril Lagasse's potato and leek soup recipe on Food Network uses a bouquet garni of bay leaves, peppercorns and thyme to flavor the soup. Chopped, cooked bacon, dry white wine, creme fraiche or heavy cream, chives and salt and pepper are also incorporated into the soup. Lagasse finishes the soup by pureeing the soup in batches in a food processor or blender before serving.
Allrecipe's Potato Leek Soup III has a 4.5 rating out of a possible 5 from more than 530 reviewers. This simple recipe calls for sautéing the leeks in butter until soft, then adding chicken broth, potatoes, cornstarch and heavy cream to the mixture. The soup is boiled for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Salt and pepper is added right before serving.
Epicurious's potato and leek soup recipe also calls for sautéing the leeks in butter until soft. This recipe, which has a 4 out of 4 rating from the website's reviewers, also cooks the potatoes in the butter until softened, but not browned. Then, chicken stock is added to the pot and the soup is cooked for 30 minutes before it is processed in batches. The soup is served garnished with chives.