This Instant Pot potato leek soup recipe is comforting, healthy, and delicious. You will love this flavorful and silky soup!
Prep your leeks and peel and chop your potatoes. Be sure to wash the leeks thoroughly - dirt tends to hide. Here's a handy guide on how to clean leeks.
Add the butter to the Instant Pot and press the sauté button. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes.
Add the garlic to the Instant Pot and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the broth, water, leeks, potatoes, and thyme to the Instant Pot. Give it a stir and then close the lid and set the valve on "sealing". Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Once the countdown has finished, carefully do a quick pressure release.
Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. You could also blend it in batches using a regular blender (I suggest letting the soup cool a bit first). Season soup with salt & pepper as needed. Garnish with chives if desired.