Leek, Potato and Bacon Soup

Leek, Potato and Bacon Soup


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This is a great "winter warmer" soup that really goes down well. It has a great taste and is so much healthier than tinned soups with the additives, preservatives,artificial flavours etc. It's a winner everytime in my home!


Serves: 4 

  • 5 Leeks
  • 1 large potato (weighing about 350g)
  • 6 rashes of bacon
  • 50g butter/low fat butter/margarine or 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 850ml (3½ cups approx) of chicken stock
  • 150ml milk
  • freshly ground salt and pepper (to taste)
  • cream to serve

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Peel and rinse the potato and then thinly slice.
  2. Remove outer layer of leeks, cut off the root and slice in half, lengthways.
  3. Rinse through the layers so all the dirt gets out; then finely slice the leeks.
  4. Cut the fat/rind off the bacon and chop into small pieces.
  5. Add olive oil or butter to a large pot. Put it on a low-medium heat and add thinly sliced potato, leeks and bacon.
  6. Saute for around 10 minutes, or until potatoes and leeks soften and bacon has cooked; don't brown.
  7. Add the chicken stock then give the potatoes, leeks and bacon a good stir. Leave to cook for a further 10 minutes – or longer if it needs.
  8. Season with pepper to taste. (I wouldn't add any salt as the stock cubes are salty enough, but, it's down to personal choice.)
  9. Heat the milk in microwave for 1 minute.
  10. Carefully, pour soup into a blender and blitz for 30 seconds (you may need to do a couple of batches.)
  11. Gently, transfer back into the pot and stir in the hot milk. Remove from heat and ladle into soup dishes.
  12. Add a swirl of single cream to serve. Serve with crusty bread/rolls or garlic bread.

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Reviews (7)


Used different ingredients. I used a few stalks of celery in place of a couple of the leeks as they can often be expensive - 13 Jul 2010


I altered the recipe a bit but put way too much bacon in. Would have tasted fantastic otherwise!!` - 13 Jul 2010


Potatoes and leeks cook at different rates. So, next time, I'd sautee the potato slices a while, before adding the leeks and bacon. Overall, it was very good. - 18 May 2013

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