Potato & Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes… the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

Soup weather is officially here!!!! When it’s cold and windy, nothing beats a big bowl of soup (except maybe for the couch, a block of chocolate and binge-watching TV!).

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

During winter, soups are pretty much a staple in our house. I usually make a batch of soup once a week, we have it for dinner that night and then the leftovers for lunch. Easy peasy and healthy too!!

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

I’ve got a few favourite soup recipes going on… but this Potato & Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon is right up there (yep… BACON!!). Here’s a few of my other go-to soup recipes:

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

Oooh and before you go, please, please check out my favourite winter desserts (the perfect thing to have after a hot bowl of soup!).

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

Happy soup cooking! xx

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

Potato & Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon - Conventional Method

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe.

Course Dinner, Soup, winter
Cuisine Healthy Soup, Soup, winter recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 40 g butter
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 700 g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 800 g liquid chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 200 g cooking cream
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, saute the butter, leeks, onion and garlic until translucent.

  2. Add the potatoes, chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are very soft.

  3. Use a hand-held blender to puree the soup.

  4. Add the cooking cream and bring to a simmer for a further 2-3 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile cook the streaky bacon until crispy and set aside.

  6. Serve the soup with the crispy bacon and hot buttered bread. 

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below). 

Potato & Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon - Thermomix Method

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe.

Course Dinner, Soup, winter
Cuisine Healthy Soup, Soup, winter recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 40 g butter
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 700 g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 800 g liquid chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 200 g cooking cream
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon

Instructions

  1. Place the leeks and onion into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 6, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

  2. Add the butter and minced garlic and saute on 100 degrees, Speed 1, 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the potatoes and cook on 100 degrees, Speed 1, 5 minutes. 

  4. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper and cook on 100 degrees, Speed 2, 20 minutes (with the MC removed but the rice bowl sitting on top to stop any splashes). 

  5. Allow the soup to cool slightly. Very slowly increase to Speed 6 to puree the soup, 30 seconds. 

  6. Add the cooking cream and heat for a further 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2. 

  7. Meanwhile cook the streaky bacon in a frying pan until crispy. 

  8. Serve the soup with the crispy bacon and hot buttered bread. 

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe (both conventional and Thermomix recipe instructions are included below).