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The Best Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

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Are you looking for the best Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup to make for your family? Our recipe is full of flavor and it’s easy to prepare in only 45 minutes. 

White soup bowl full of Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup garnished with green chives

Once you start making soup in the Instant Pot, you’ll never go back. Don’t get me wrong, I love making soup in the slow cooker (like my popular Navy Bean Soup), but the Instant Pot is so much faster!

Seriously! I had been craving a nice, warm bowl of Potato Leek Soup for a while, but was intimidated by how long it could take. So I decided to experiment with making it in the Instant Pot – I’ll never make it another way again!

It’s smooth, creamy and absolutely delicious. And best of all, it only takes about 45 minutes to make it. If you’re looking for a delicious Instant Pot soup recipe, you’re going to love this Potato Leek Soup – it’s the best!

Close up of bowl of Potato Leek Soup that was made in an Instant Pot

The Best Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

Our Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup recipe is full of flavor and easy to prepare in any pressure cooker.
4.7 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Recipe Servings: 8



  • Add the butter to your Instant Pot, then turn on Saute mode and allow the butter to melt.
    Butter melting in the Instant Pot
  • Once the butter is melted, add the leeks and garlic to the Instant Pot, and saute while stirring frequently until everything has softened. It usually takes 8-10 minutes.
    Leeks, butter and garlic in the Instant Pot
  • Next, add the chicken stock, white potatoes, bay leaves, fresh thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
    Potatoes, stock, spices, etc. added to the Instant Pot
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot, then turn on Soup mode for 15 minutes.
    Front of Instant Pot showing 10 minutes of pressure remaining
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure has dissipated, remove the lid from the Instant Pot. Take the thyme stems and bay leaves out of the pan and discard.
    Potato Leek Soup before it's blended in the Instant Pot
  • Use an immersion blender to puree your Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup. Once it's smooth, stir in heavy whipping cream and turn the Instant Pot back on Saute. Allow the soup to come to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly.
    Pureed Potato Leek Soup in the Instant Pot
  • If it's too thin, allow it too cook down a bit. If it's too thick, you can add more chicken stock or heavy whipping cream. Taste and adjust spices, if necessary. Serve garnished with chives.
    Overhead view of bowl of potato leek soup made in the Instant Pot

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 987mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1794IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 7mg

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