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
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  • 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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6th Sep, 2010
easy quick
18th Oct, 2008
SOOOooo yummy! It made my kitchen smell amazing! Real comfort food. I used a pack of veggie bacon and it still tasted good. Think I might add a little Paprika next time as i'm sure veggie bacon isn't as flavoursome as 'proper' bacon! Really filling. Will definitely be making some to freeze and take to work over the winter.
4th Feb, 2008
Really simple and tasty - I love this! I've also made it using left-over home cooked ham in place of the bacon and added a tbsp of wholegrain mustard with the stock - bit different but I like it as a variation.
18th Jan, 2008
Absolutely love this!! So simple to make and really tasty - what a winner!
15th Nov, 2007
Delicious & so easy to chuck together, a real "fall back option" after work.


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