Bacon, leek and potato soup

    1 hour

    This soup is deliciously thick and creamy. Bacon is simmered with leeks, broccoli, potatoes, celery, milk and chicken stock. Serve with crusty bread rolls for dinner or lunch.

    60 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 30g butter
    • 3 large leeks, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 sticks celery, chopped
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 3 maris piper potatoes, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • 275g broccoli florets
    • 600ml full fat milk
    • 3 spring onions, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Stir the bacon and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until the bacon has turned golden brown and released its fat, about 7 minutes. Add the butter, leeks, onion and celery. Cook and stir until the leeks have softened, about 7 minutes.
    2. Pour in the chicken stock, potatoes, herbes de Provence, coriander, fennel, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are just beginning to turn tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and simmer 5 minutes. Add the milk and continue simmering until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.
    3. Pour the soup into a liquidiser, filling the jug no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the liquidiser with a folded tea towel and carefully start the liquidiser, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a hand blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper; sprinkle with chopped spring onions to serve.

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    This soup was delicious but was too hot for my children. Next time I will only add half a tablespoon of black pepper! I also added a bit of fresh lemon juice to serve.  -  19 Mar 2014


    Me and partner made this awesome but great with a hint of lemon juice  -  11 Nov 2012


    Made this soup with young kids & they can b fussy when it comes to homemade soup, but they all loved it  -  02 Aug 2010