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Potato, Leek and Bacon soup

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Serves 4

An easy to make winter warmer soup with plenty of flavour, great as a starter or main course.

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  • 300g leeks, washed and finely chopped
  • 300g potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 150g chopped smoked bacon, fat removed (unsmoked if you prefer, but smoked adds extra flavour)
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 290ml milk
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil


    1. Saute the potato, leeks and bacon in a stock pot with the olive oil until soft but not coloured.
    2. Add the stock and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
    3. Liquidize and return to the pot.
    4. Add the milk and black pepper to taste.
    5. Bring back up to heat and serve.

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20th Feb, 2009
A lovely light soup unlike my usual recipe. Adding the milk limits its fridge life but is essential.
19th Feb, 2009
For Marie, I think the problem occurs due to the milk in it. Happened to me too on the third time when i saved some and reheated. Think it's one of those soups that ideally should be eaten on the day but if you do same some just omit the milk from the portions you're saving and when reheating then add the milk. Also seen on a couple of recipes, they add bicarb to stop it from separating, one on here actually, a tomato one that uses milk in it so you could try adding a hlf tsp. Hope this helps!
18th Feb, 2009
This, to me, is the ultimate leek and potato soup recipe! Easy, delicious, and simple enough to let the flavours of the veg shine through. I can't recommend this highly enough - give it a go!
16th Feb, 2009
It was a delicious soup, and it's soooo easy to make!! Next time though, I should remember to put less veg cube in because the bacon is already salty.
12th Feb, 2009
I make soup on a regular basis for my family, this one was good. I added half cream half milk to the recipie and it was lovley. very warminig on a day like today ( heavy snow ) just add a nice wedge of crusty homemade bread and your sorted!
11th Feb, 2009
Everybody loved this recipe, had to make more the next day!
19th Jan, 2009
I make soups weekly for my family and last week made this recipe. disaster!! can someone tell me what went wrong, I followed the recipe and all seemed fine, tasted wonderful. The following day when I went to reheat, the soup appeared to have fermented and separated with a foamy top of about three inches ! and tasted bitter. All the ingredients I used were fresh. Please help.
7th Jan, 2009
My first leek and potato soup. I've been wanting to do one for ages. I've seen a lot of recipes for leek and potato soup using greek yoghurt, something i never buy and so i saw this one and had everything in and gave it a pop today, and i'll never bother searching for another recipe of this soup! Was so tasty, i loved it, my little son loved it and so did partner who doesn't get as excited about homemade soups as i do! You cn't get more simpler, anybody can make it and it's so lovely! Will be making time and time again! A Fave! :)
3rd Jan, 2009
I used chicken stock too and it was stil delicious, kids loved it! Thanks.
27th Dec, 2008
Gorgeous soup and perfect to chase away the winter chills. Have made this for a variety of people and they've all loved it. Would thoroughly recommend.


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