Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup

Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup


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About this recipe: 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.


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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Reviews (3)


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

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