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Potato Bacon and Leek Soup

Potato Bacon and Leek Soup is tasty, comforting, filling and the added Bacon makes an old favorite just better and more nourishing !

Tasty, comforting, filling and BACON in this Potato and Leek Soup !

This is my husband’s favorite soup, although I used to make it without the bacon.

Since we added bacon, the Potato Bacon and Leek Soup is not only his favorite but a huge hit with my whole family.

The soup screams comfort food and again, as I like my recipes, quick and easy too.

We have kind of a strange weather pattern (or no pattern really!) going on in Gauteng at the moment. After a couple of weeks of an extreme heatwave, the cold from the Cape area’s snow has hit us now.

Yeah, we only get the cold and never the good stuff, like snow in Gauteng !  I know lots of you may even detest snow, but it really is a rarity in our area.

Tasty, comforting, filling and BACON in this Potato and Leek Soup !

Since we never know how the day will end, it could be hot as heck, or we might sit covered with blankets watching a movie or two. That is when I like to grab a quick and easy recipe like this Potato Bacon and Leek Soup.

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Tasty, comforting, filling and BACON in this Potato and Leek Soup !

The soup can be made at last minutes’ notice and you should already have all the ingredients on hand. A quick jump out from under the blanket and you can get back to being warm and comfy.

AND have one delicious mug or bowl of soup in hand and finish your watching your movie … or getting the kids ready for bed.

Tasty, comforting, filling and Bacon ! Yep, that’s comfort food everyone will enjoy.

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Potato Bacon and Leek Soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Potato Bacon And Leek Soup

Potato Bacon and Leek Soup

Potato Bacon and Leek Soup is tasty, comforting, filling and the added Bacon makes an old favorite just better and more nourishing  !

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 TB Butter
  • 3 Leeks, sliced
  • 250 g Bacon, finely chopped ( 8 oz )
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 4 Large Potatoes, peeled and cubed into small pieces
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream, (double cream)
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • Bacon, crispy (extra topping, optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt the Butter in a large saucepan with a lid – add the Leeks, Bacon and Garlic – stir-fry for a minute or two – lower heat to medium, cover and cook 12 – 15 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the Potatoes and Chicken Stock, cover, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until Potatoes are soft – remove from heat and cool – once cooled, place in a blender, blitz until creamy and return to saucepan.
  3. Bring back to boiling point, remove from stove and stir in the Cream – season to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 452.4Total Fat 18.8gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8.8gCholesterol 71.6mgSodium 1362.9mgCarbohydrates 52.1gFiber 6.7gSugar 6.9gProtein 19.5g

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Serve with extra crispy Bacon (optional) and a crusty dinner roll or a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.

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Marion

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Absolutely delicious. Thank you. This will become a regular for me.

Linda Nortje

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Glad you enjoyed, Marion !

Jacqui

Monday 6th of June 2022

Oh em Gee!!! This was so yummy. Fam loved it too. Definitely a keeper for winter. Thanks for sharing it 😊

Linda Nortje

Monday 6th of June 2022

Thank you for leaving a comment, Jacqui ! Glad you enjoyed the soup !

Kara

Monday 21st of March 2022

Hi there, How much is a serving size?

Linda Nortje

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Hi Kara, each serving is about 400 ml / 13.5 fl oz / or just a little more than 1.5 cups

Linda Henderson

Thursday 26th of November 2020

It's was cold day up here in Vancouver B.C, and I got a craving for potato soup, Found your recipe and had to try it. I just finished a bowl of it and it was the best soup ever. I used Alderwood smoked bacon and it made it so tasty, my husband is on his second bowl. Will definitely be making this again and again. THANK YOU

Linda Nortje

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed the potato soup, Linda ! It is my hubby's favorite too ?

CharlesR

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Sounds so good!We are having macaroni and cheese with ham tonight.I think for tomorrow it will be this soup.

Believe me you do not want snow!

Honey you are such a beautiful girl. When you smile you must be stunning!Would love to see a profile picture with you smiling.

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