Leek, bacon & potato soup

Leek, bacon & potato soup

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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

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

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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

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muldoongan's picture
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Nice, simple soup. Persnally I leave out the cream as, like a lot of soups, it adds nothing and simply kills the flavour.

jordan94's picture
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Just had a spoonful before freezing it.... tastes delicious!
I wouldn't use so much stock though...

clairemahoney's picture
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Fabulous soup! I used smoked streaky bacon and left out the cream. It was really creamy without it and so filling. Will definitely be making this again.

bethie769's picture
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only made this cos had loads of leeks to use up and it was surprisingly delicious. looked like it would be too watery but as soon as it's blended it was perfect!

d41d0y's picture
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A very simple and truly delicious soup! Will make over and over.

catmac80's picture
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Yummy!! I have tried making leek and potato soup before and it never turns out right.. this recipe is brilliant, I think the bacon really makes a difference and it's so simple. I will definitely be making this often!

sarahah's picture
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Absolutely delicious. Really comforting soup.
Added a grated carrot but didn't use any bacon in the soup or on top. Instead of using diced potatoes I used 12 discs of Aunt Bessie's frozen mashed potato when it was simmering - lovely!

dhoohar's picture
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A lovely comforting bowl of soup. I don't think the cream is necessary. I added a splash of milk instead, but even that wasn't really needed. I added half a chopped chilli to the onions for a slight 'heat'.

sharon634's picture
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Really easy to make and tasted delicious

ajcj123's picture
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Really tasty. I don't have a food processor so just skipped that stage, but this still makes a very good chunky soup. Added a bit of dried oregano at the seasoning stage and that worked well too.

spitroaster's picture

I'm a leek and potato man all the way and this is probably the best I've tasted delicious!

lemiouw's picture
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Used milk instead of cream, and chicken stock as had no veg. Was still easy to make and tasty :)

liezeldutoit's picture
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Easy and delicious

clairelou88's picture
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this soup was delicious and really simple, i doubled the batch for the freezer :)

rhikavok's picture
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Very tasty. Really nice without the cream too. Simple and easy and great results. Highly recommend cooking this.

highlandbloke's picture
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FAO Wathgen - I find that the type of potatoe makes a difference to the consitency. Floury ones tend to be thicker when you blend it.

highlandbloke's picture
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My new favourite soup! I use elmlea single light as a lower calorie alternative and smoked bacon (not always streaky) to add something more. It's a fab soup!

wathgwen's picture
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A bit salty, but overall very good! Will definitely make this again. Only one thing was off- the soup was just a tad watery, so I would say add an extra potato, or a little less stock.

jubjub's picture
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Delicious!

ollamaii's picture
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Great! :) I really enjoyed it. Go easy on the salt though as the bacon and the vegetable/chicken cubes are already salty and you could end up over doing.

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