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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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.

mikegoddard's picture
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Very easy and really nice, even without the cream for a healthier option it's still brilliant.

richardangell's picture
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Nice and easy. We made a job lot last year using the leeks and potatoes from our allotment, a family favourite.

karencain's picture

Really nice and easy, very tasty, will definitely cook this again

diamond_sky's picture
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Yummy! Added more bacon & potato & it made a lovely dinner.

claremortimer's picture
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I made this soup last night. It was very easy to make and tastes fantastic! I served it with crusty bread rolls and my husband also loved it. The bacon adds a great twist to leek and potato soup. I will definitely make this again!

nicky_webber's picture
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Mmm just made this for my boyfriend and myself, he is suffering with a cold but I think it did the trick. Really tasty and lovely. I put a few onion crispies on top as I didn't have enough bacon - it worked!

judiper's picture
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Very yummy soup! I used smoked back bacon, cut into small pieces and fried my bacon and onion in 1tbsp olive oil instead of butter. I also used 1L of chicken stock and added about 200ml semi-skimmed milk instead of the cream, I like my soup quite thick. Even my son enjoyed it!

bluesnicket's picture
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This was delicious. I omitted the cream but I don't think it needed it and I cut down a little on the stock. Garnished with crushed garlic croutons as I had run out of bacon.

stevegibson's picture
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Made from our own grown leeks and potatos this is a top soup for cold Saturdays down at the allotment.

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