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

A creamy Potato & Leek Soup with crispy bacon that will be on the table in 30 minutes... the perfect winter soup recipe.
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Course: Dinner, Soup, winter
Cuisine: Healthy Soup, Soup, winter recipes
Keyword: potato and leek soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 368kcal

Equipment

  • Stove-top or Thermomix
  • food processor, blender or Thermomix

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

Conventional Method

  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, saute the butter, leeks, onion and garlic until translucent.
  • 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.
  • Use a hand-held blender to puree the soup.
  • Add the cooking cream and bring to a simmer for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cook the streaky bacon until crispy and set aside.
  • Serve the soup with the crispy bacon and hot buttered bread. 

Thermomix Method

  • Place the leeks and onion into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 6, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Add the butter and minced garlic and saute on 100 degrees, Speed 1, 5 minutes. 
  • Add the potatoes and cook on 100 degrees, Speed 1, 5 minutes. 
  • 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). Allow the soup to cool slightly.
  • Very slowly increase to Speed 6 to puree the soup, 30 seconds. 
  • Add the cooking cream and heat for a further 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2. 
  • Meanwhile cook the streaky bacon in a frying pan until crispy. 
  • Serve the soup with the crispy bacon and hot buttered bread. 

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 19.5mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 4.8mg