Leek, bacon & potato soup

Leek, bacon & potato soup

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(170 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

This soup keeps well in the fridge and is easy to freeze

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Don't add cream until you reheat
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (for 6)

kcalories
175
protein
6g
carbs
15g
fat
11g
saturates
16g
fibre
4g
sugar
5g
salt
0.68g
Save to My Good Food

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 400g pack trimmed leeks, sliced and well washed
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1.4l hot vegetable stock
  • 142ml pot single cream
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, to serve

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan, then fry the bacon and onion, stirring until they start to turn golden. Tip in the leeks and potatoes, stir well, then cover and turn down the heat. Cook gently for 5 mins, shaking the pan every now and then to make sure that the mixture doesn’t catch.
  2. Pour in the stock, season well and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 20 mins until the vegetables are soft. Leave to cool for a few mins, then blend in a food processor in batches until smooth. Return to the pan, pour in the cream and stir well. Taste and season if necessary. Serve scattered with tasty crisp bacon and eat with toasted or warm crusty bread on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
chill1's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Oops and forgot to say I used 1100ml of stock instead of the 1400ml stated. I also used smoked rashers!

chill1's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Absolutely delicious. Made this yesterday afternoon, included the bacon but didn't add in any cream once soup was made as felt the soup was creamy enough as it was. My son said it was the nicest soup he ever tasted!

nicbash's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

So good, I used smoked streaky bacon as it didn't say weather it was smoked or unsmoked, tastes fantastic. The only issue which i will rectify next time is its to watery. I used 200ml less stock than it stated and no cream or milk. I was going to use some milk instead of cream but way to watery. I shall use large potatoes next time and hopefully this will work

millsmelanyl's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Amazing!

I'll admit I added a head of garlic, addicted to the stuff, and this came out beautifully!

gabrielabrach2's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very filling and a quick recipe to make. I was so quick I forgot to add cream (fewer calories) but even without it the soup was really tasty. Lovely, even my partner who is not very fond of soups liked it!

bimbobaby's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Made a batch of this for lunch for work.
Was delicious. Didn't bother with the crispy bacon on top because of reheating it at work. I used creme fraiche rather than cream.
Reminded me of chicken and mushroom soup from the supermarket (which I can't have as I'm coeliac & have gone without for years) so was a lovely surprise!!

cowen84's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

oh, and i omitted the butter - enough fat rendered out of the pancetta for it not to be needed.

cowen84's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious! Used a pack of pancetta instead of the bacon (as that is what i had in the fridge) and just finished my 1st bowl of soup and was disappointed when i got the bottom of the bowl - I didn't want it to end!!! Can't wait for lunch tomorrow now!
Check out my baking blog
http://bumblebakery.blogspot.com

kaszamar's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Just made it. God it's good! :-) my first ever leek and potato soup. I had really streaky bacon from a farm so I cut most of the fat off, fried it and used the fat that came out of it instead of the butter. But I'm sure it would taste just as good with butter. Definitely will make it again.

jenniferxo's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Made this soup tonight it was aboustley gorgeous! all the family loved it. Instead of butter i used margirine and instead of streaky bacon i used middle cut smoked bacon as it tastes nicer. and used garlic bread to serve it with, can't wait for lunch tommorow yum yum! :)

mishie089's picture

Made this recipe without the bacon as a test run worked great very tasty will make again

blueeyedkatie's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious! Smoked streaky bacon works best!

buffycat's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

So so Yummy

nguttridge's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely!

lifeisaboutlearning's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely soup - I love my soups thick, and this was perfect!

I made a few minor adjustments (can't do as I'm told!) so I ended up using maybe 35g of butter, a litre of stock and no cream. I used two small/medium onions and two large leeks, but I have no idea how much they weighed. Served with a bit of feta cheese and wholemeal toast.

Can't wait til lunch or tea tomorrow to have it again!

Definitely on my list of things to make again :)

falafellover's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very tasty soup and simple to make. The bacon makes it slightly salty so doesn't need too much seasoning.

awijeyekoon's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Great soup, tastes lovely and very easy to make. I make it without the cream as I'm trying to lose weight for the summer.

pollytoast's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very easy soup to make and is totally and utterly delicious!!! My only problem is that is meant to be low fat, but it is so morish that I always end up having seconds.....then thirds!

jimbob217's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This will be the 3rd time I have made this soup,and it getd better every time.

bingylala72's picture

I keep a third of the cooked potatoes aside then add to the blended ingredients to reheat with a little cooked broccoli, as I like the hearty texture of the vegetables. Also, I find that potatoes don't really need much cream/milk when pureed.

Pages

Questions

Tips