Leek Mushroom Soup

Leek mushroom soup is a delightful and comforting dish that I always turn to when I want something warm and nourishing. The combination of leeks and mushrooms creates a rich and earthy flavor that is simply irresistible. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this soup is a must-try for anyone who appreciates the goodness of homemade comfort food.


For my leek mushroom soup, I love to gather fresh ingredients whenever possible. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 leeks
  • 8 ounces of your favorite mushrooms (such as cremini or shiitake)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


To start, I thoroughly clean and chop the leeks, ensuring to remove any grit that may be hiding between the layers. Then, I thinly slice the mushrooms and mince the garlic. In a large pot, I sauté the leeks in butter and olive oil until they are soft and fragrant. Next, I add the mushrooms and garlic, allowing them to cook until they release their savory aromas.

Once the vegetables are tender, I pour in the broth and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. After about 20 minutes of simmering, I stir in the heavy cream and season the soup with salt and pepper. The result is a velvety, flavorful soup that never fails to warm both the body and the soul.


When it comes to serving, I love to garnish each bowl of leek mushroom soup with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a drizzle of quality olive oil. This adds a burst of color and an extra layer of flavor to the dish. I also enjoy serving the soup with a slice of crusty bread or a simple green salad to round out the meal.


For me, leek mushroom soup is more than just a recipe; it’s a representation of comfort, warmth, and the simple joys of cooking. I encourage you to give this recipe a try, and perhaps even add your own personal touch to make it truly yours. Whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a light lunch, this soup has a special place in my heart and kitchen.