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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joannemonk's picture
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Really delicious, I use chicken stock instead of vegetable because I prefer the flavour

catrionawalker's picture
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Made this soup lots of times, sometimes with the help of my children and they love it!

ol1vemag's picture
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This is a really gorgeous soup, even if you don't add the cream.

louise81's picture

delicious

tom_kat79's picture
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Absolutely my favourite home-made soup ever! Have made this lots of times; with the full stock content and sometimes less - depending on how far it needs to go round/how thick I want it! I always try to freeze the leftovers but it tends to get defrosted the very next day! I also added some tinned sweetcorn the last few times I made this and it was such a hit that I will now add this every time I cook. Give it a go!

kfurber's picture
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I also did a lower fat version and omitted the cream, and it was still yum! Will make this again and again!

johnatchinnor's picture
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Very tasty. Be sure to use smoked streaky bacon as this gives it more flavour

birgit's picture
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Used semi skimmed milk instead of single cream. If you use slightly less stock than the recipe suggests and slightly more milk thank the 142 ml suggested for single creme the resul is stil lovely and creamy.

merrysee's picture
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Really lovely comforting soup, my partner raved about it, i served mine with warm garlic bread, truely yummy.

vlennon's picture
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Very easy and tasty. Friends have been asking for the recipe.

ambersa's picture

very easy and very very tasty

cruachan's picture
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Made this with our own home grown leeks and it was delicious.

philsofield's picture

Everyone I have made this for loves it, serve with some ripped up warm bread, winner... dead easy to make

simon's picture
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Lovely jubbly. I used double cream instead of single, and sneaked a couple of carrots in too as they needed using up. Very good indeed.

mrsnoonoo's picture
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Really easy to make and very nice. I like my soups a little thicker so next time will add a little less stock. Will certainly make this again and will try adding croutons.

berts123's picture

The best soup i have ever tasted!!!!!!!!!!

hayleywatson's picture
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Really Nice and really easy. Will definately make again

czaloga's picture

This soup is so delicious! I omit the cream for a low-fat version.

mogwai's picture
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Nice and tasty

charliedyer's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. A real hit with my family.

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