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
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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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stevegibson's picture
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Made from our own grown leeks and potatos, this really is a top soup for taking to the allotment.

jackrusselsrule's picture
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I started it all off in the pan as in the recipe, then popped it in the slow cooker for a few hours. Didn't use the full amount of single cream, but it's delicious and keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days for packed lunches to heat up at work. Definitely one I will cook again.

michellecolton's picture
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gorgeous!!!

carinedepourcq's picture

When a recipe mentions streaky bacon, I don't know if it is smoked or unsmoked bacon. The taste is really different and could be important for different recipes. Which is used in this recipe?

ctcondor's picture
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Yum yum yum, this was lovely! Took a chance as we had friends coming for lunch and I hadn't made this before, but it went down well with everyone including the 3 year old and 1 year old! Great recipe.

cookingpinkdianel33's picture
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Absoloutely gorgeous, i found that it tasted creamy enough anyway without adding the additional cream

srenabp's picture
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One of my favourite soups ever! I had actually found it in a Hungarian cookbook, so I was surprised to see it on goodfood. :)

deb3052's picture
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Super delicous. Warming and hearty soup we all love it!

ohcarolinax's picture
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Apparently the best soup my mother in law has ever tasted ...now that cant be bad !!!!

siobhanm's picture
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Very good

flacky1950's picture

i like spicy food so i added a little tabasco and some peprika ,it was great

julianevans11's picture
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Gorgeous and simple recipe.

I too substituted the cream for half milk/half creme fraiche... equally as creamy and tasty!

loumanley's picture

I made this the other night, was delicious! I used the whole pot of single cream, but actually could of gotten away with half of the pot.
Also I put a bit too much stock in so used some cornflour to thicken.
Would make again.

andy24's picture
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Made this for my wife's mates at work. They are all dieting so I left out the cream. They voted it the best soup they have ever had!

jimdrew's picture
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A very nice soup, the bacon really ads flavour.

jet190788's picture

Very nice soup, easy to make and simply delicious with a french stick. Definately enough for 6-8 as a starter!

rhianthomas1984's picture
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Gorgeous winter warmer! I also left out the cream and it was perfect, definitely one of my favorite soup recipes. Will make time and time again.

fizzbomb's picture
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Love this, always turns out perfect & because hubby has high cholesterol I replace the butter with Benecol Olive and leave the cream out

tracinda's picture
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This is pure comfort food, absolutely delicious, the bacon adds a lovely smokiness to the soup. The best leek and potato soup I've ever tasted or made!

sweetsparrow's picture

This is the best leek and potato soup recipe I've come across. Lovely and even better reheated the next day! I used 2 stock cubes, one chicken and one veg and it was perfect.

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