Leek, bacon & potato soup

Leek, bacon & potato soup

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This soup keeps well in the fridge and is easy to freeze

Nutrition and extra info

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

Nutrition: per serving (for 6)

  • kcal175
  • fat11g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.68g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g pack trimmed leek, sliced and well washed



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1.4l hot vegetable stock
  • 142ml pot single cream
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, to serve


  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.

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3rd Feb, 2016
I left out the cream as soup seemed already a bit watery so therefore would use less stock next time & perhaps an extra potato to thicken it up. Other than that it was gorgeous.Best ever leek soup ive tried. Really tasty.
19th Jan, 2016
Lovely, I cooked it last weekend and everyone enjoyed it. I only added 1 litre of stock (chicken as I had no vegetable one) and no cream.
16th Jan, 2016
One of my favourite soups! It's thick, creamy and so hearty. We follow the recipe closely every time we make this soup and it has always turned out beautiful. We use a bit of chicken stock too to add some umami flavour.
5th Dec, 2015
Very nice soup. I added chorizo instead.
1st Dec, 2015
I love this recipe! I use milk instead of cream and flora rather than butter as a healthier option, and I use normal bacon rather than streaky. I also add garlic- because life without garlic is no life at all. Turns out delicious every time!
14th Aug, 2015
Lovely soup, just to runny for me. Will definitely make again, but with less liquid.
17th Apr, 2015
This soup is amazing, I made it with smoked streaky bacon for extra flavour and added chorizo to give it a kick like another person had suggested it was lovely with some crusty bread, and I added the cream ....it's a sin not to add it to a soup :)
5th Feb, 2015
I have made this several times and its very easy, very tasty & very warming. I don't add cream or the crispy bacon at the end. And its delicious without.
1st Feb, 2015
I love this recipe and use it regularly (don't usually bother with the cream though), but discovered today that it's even better when using smoked streaky bacon and half vegetable stock and half chicken stock.
27th Dec, 2014
I liked this, and I used the cream, as this was the first time I'd tasted leek and I found the leek very flavoursome... It was very thick and the cream I used actually thinned it out a bit. Perhaps the store bought vegetable broth I used was too overpowering? In any case I think I would even go so far as to water this soup down next time. But it was very tasty. Better too tasty than not tasty enough


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