Vichyssoise Soup Recipe

vichyssoise soup

This is a recipe for Vichyssoise, a classic French soup made with leeks, potatoes, cream, and chicken broth:


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped chives, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until they are soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes and chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup, covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly.
  6. Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  7. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream.
  8. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Chill the soup in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until completely chilled.
  10. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped chives, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Vichyssoise!

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