Hearty Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe

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Are you looking for an easy and delicious creamy potato leek and bacon soup recipe? Try our soup recipe and enjoy it with your friends or family.

Who can say no to a bowl of super creamy potato leek and bacon soup? 

This lip-smacking soup is not at all time consuming, but your family will be convinced that you have spent all your afternoon making it. Shh! You don’t want to tell them your secret.

Potato leek and bacon not your cup of soup? You can also make this delicious pumpkin soup recipe from scratch or this chicken taco soup

Hearty Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe
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Creamy Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe 

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The preparation of this flavorsome homemade soup starts by dicing some onions. But before dicing onions, you must clean the leek. That’s because they are sandy, and if not cleaned properly, they can single-handedly bring down the flavor of this French delicacy. 

Wash the leek properly with running water, cut off the roots, pull apart the layers, and chop them properly. After that, peel, thoroughly clean, and dice the potatoes. At last, dice some bacon. 

The highlight of this soup is its rich taste. And also, you can enhance its flavor with your improvisation. For instance, you can top it with bacon, fresh herbs, or diced vegetables. But remember, you should not overcook it as unwanted cooking time can give it a burnt taste.

Hearty Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe

Steps to Make This Creamy Potato Leek and Bacon Soup

Once you have nicely chopped and diced the required vegetables, you can then start the cooking process. 

Step One: Build the Base

Heat the pan over a medium flame and melt the butter in it. Then add diced onion and leek in the pan. Stir these two ingredients until the onion turns golden. 

Hearty Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe Butter and onion ingredients
Hearty Potato Leek and Bacon Soup Recipe Chopped leek for potato bacon and leek soup

After that, you can add the diced potatoes and bacon to the pan. Once added, cook all the items gently so that they don’t burn. Also, you can shake the pan a couple of times while cooking to make sure that the vegetables and bacon in the pan don’t catch.

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You can season the mixture with spices like salt, garlic powder, dry oregano, and pepper to taste. After the herbs are combined, you can then move to step two.

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Step Two: Cook the Potato Leek and Bacon Soup

Pour the vegetable broth and heavy cream into the pan. After that, you must cover and cook the soup for around 20 to 25 minutes. Once the vegetables are soft, turn off the flame and let the pot sit aside for a while.

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Lastly, blitz the soup using a hand blender until smooth and creamy.

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Your soup is ready. You can serve it with a few slices of bacon and add some heavy cream to it.

Bacon Secret: To cook crispy bacon for your soup, you should grill it on medium-high. Cook both the sides of bacon for around one minute and then drain using kitchen paper.

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How Do I Store Leftover Soup?

Transfer the soup to a tight container for storing it in the refrigerator. The soup can stay fresh for around 3-4 days.

How Can You Reheat the Potato Soup?

If you want to reheat the soup, first of all, you must defrost it. After that, use a microwave or a saucepan to reheat this lip-smacking soup. 

Why Does My Potato Soup Have Gummy Consistency?

If you have diced the potatoes in fine pieces, it can make your soup gummy. That’s because fine potato pieces release too much starch. So, instead of finely dicing them, you can cut the potatoes in slightly bigger sizes. Also, you can add enough cooking water and blend the potatoes using a good-quality blender.

If the soup has become gummy, put the soup into a freezer bag, freeze it, and pour off the water.

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Potato Leek and Bacon Soup

Are you looking for a creamy potato leek and bacon soup recipe that is easy to make and tastes delicious?
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Hand blender
  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 leeks diced
  • 2 oz bacon diced
  • 3 potatoes diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • crispy bacon and heavy cream for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a pot over medium heat and melt the butter. Start cooking the diced onion and leek.
  • Stir in the diced bacon and diced potatoes.
  • Season the mixture with salt, dry oregano, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and heavy cream. Then cook the soup for about 20-25 minutes.
  • With the help of a hand blender, blend the soup until thick and delicious. At last, serve with slices of bacon and a drizzle of heavy cream.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Note: If you want to use a regular blender instead of a hand blender, do not fill the jar more than half. That’s because the mixture can spill.
Author: Scrappy Geek
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
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