Leek & bacon soup

Leek & bacon soup

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This flavoursome and filling soup will warm you from top to toe, perfect for a rainy weekday night

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal322
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.53g


  • 4 leeks, trimmed and thickly sliced



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

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1½ l hot chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, needles finely chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 200g pasta shapes



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…


  1. Heat a large saucepan, then fry the leeks and bacon over a medium heat for 5 mins, until the bacon is crisp and the leeks have started to soften. Pour in the stock and stir in the rosemary with some seasoning. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins.

  2. Tip in the pasta of your choice and continue to cook for about 10 mins until the pasta is 'al dente'. Serve with warm, toasted ciabatta.

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11th Nov, 2017
Really delicious soup made with good chicken stock. (It looked much nicer than the picture)!!
4th Feb, 2015
Absolutely delicious!! Lovin leeks!! 5 star
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20th Sep, 2014
This soup is delicious. I can't believe how tasty it is for how simple! I used dried rosemary as we didn't have any fresh and that was fine. Just cut off most of the fat from the bacon otherwise it is chewy. I would say it is as good as home made chicken soup when you spend hours preparing the stock. Yum!
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8th Oct, 2013
I've just made this for the second time and I love it! I'm all for quick & tasty meal options and this is definitely one!! The pasta makes it a very filling soup!
16th Jan, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this was, given that there was only four ingredients. The leeks are amazing at delivering loads of flavour quickly.
19th Feb, 2012
A good, satisfying soup. I used just one litre of stock (Marigold vegetable bouillon) to four leeks, four rashers, plus I added a clove of crushed garlic, a teaspoonful of mustard, and Basmati RICE instead of pasta. This made four servings. This is so simple I'll definitely make it again.
3rd Jan, 2012
Simple but yummy!
3rd Jan, 2012
Simple but yummy!
25th Apr, 2011
I have cooked this soup twice now and i have to say it is fantastically tasty and very easy to make the only thing i changed was that i added cubed sweet potatoes and half a chilli for that extra kick.
25th Oct, 2010
Yum, quick and easy. But will try with the mustard next time to add that extra kick!


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