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Smokey Leek & Potato Soup

Smokey Leek & Potato Soup

This Smokey Leek & Potato Soup is the easiest tasty soup I make, it really is a winter warmer and perfect for lunches too. Leek and potato soup is a classic and if made well is totally delicious. By adding a small about of smoked bacon it just adds and enhances giving it a wonderful smokey note – have a try?!

You can jazz it up with bacon and spring onions and a dash of cream, or have just just as it is, plain and simple. Enjoy!

Have a go at this Smokey Leek & Potato Soup I’m sure you’ll love it? And if you do please let me know by leaving a comment below the recipe




  • 1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Slice Smoked Bacon – left whole (and a slice for garnish if you like)
  • 3 Leeks, cleaned and then sliced into 1cm rounds
  • Bunch of Spring Onion, trimmed and sliced in 1cm rounds (reserve some of the tops for garnish)
  • 500g Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 3cm x 3cm isn pieces
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 1 pt Skimmed Milk
  • 1/2 pt water
  • 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • Salt & Black Pepper


Preparation Method

  1. In a large saucepan add the olive oil and the garlic, then  pop the slice of bacon in the bottom
  2. Next add the sliced leeks and spring onions, fry (sweat) for 10 minutes over a medium heat
  3. Then add the potatoes and give it a stir – return to the heat
  4. Crumble  the stock cube into the milk and then pour into the pan together with the water
  5. Finally add the sprigs of thyme,  season with salt & black pepper
  6. Bring to the boil and immediately reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  7. Remove from the heat. Now this is where you decide on the consistency. Using a hand blender whizz your soup to the desired thickness (I don’t like mine totally smooth so I stop before I get to this stage)
  8. Next,  taste and then season accordingly- if it’s too think for you add a drop of milk or water to the desired consistency
  9. Fry off some bacon until really crispy and chop small
  10. Serve the soup in nice bowls and use some of the reserved spring onion tops  and the crispy bacon to garnish the soup
  11. You can add a swirl of cream for that special occasion
  12. It’s really good 🙂


Paula J says:
Just had this for tea tonight. Ooh was a perfect winter warmer! So thick and tasty. Deffo going in my recipe book :)