top down view of healthy potato leek and white bean soup in a rustic serving bowl.

5 from 26 reviews

A minimal ingredient soup with lots of flavor and heartiness! Recipe is well-balanced and ready in 30 minutes.


  • 2 1/2 lbs. yukon gold potatoes, cubed 1/2 inch
  • 2 medium/large leeks, sliced and dirt removed (white & pale green parts only)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1/4 cup water (water saute)
  • 3/4 teaspoon each dried tarragon & savory or 1 1/2 teaspoons herbes de provence or thyme
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups cooked or 2 cans (15 oz.) cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, to garnish


In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil/water over medium-high. Add leeks and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in herbs and spices, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in potatoes, beans, broth and salt & pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Let cool a few minutes before serving.

Serve topped with fresh chopped parsley. Great with your favorite crusty no knead bread or this easy gluten-free Socca Flatbread to soak up the juices!

Serves 4 – 6


You can change up the herbs here with what you have on hand. I really love the tarragon and savory here but starter cooks may not have them on hand so the herbs de provence and thyme will be great too!

Here is a simple guide to slicing and cleaning leeks: How To Clean Leeks