Leek, Bacon & Potato Soup


This beautifully creamy and hearty winter soup is easy, delicious and is bound to please every member of the family  

Leek, Bacon & Potato Soup


  • 35g butter
  • 2 medium leeks, trimmed, halved, washed, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 650g potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 1 litre salt-reduced vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 shortcut bacon rashers, chopped
  • 4 slices white toast bread
  • 1/2 cup pure cream
  • Chopped fresh chives 


        1. Melt 25g butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until leek is softened.
        2. Add garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
        3. Add potato. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
        4. Add stock and 1 cup cold water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until potato is tender.
        5. Set aside for 5 minutes.
        6. Using a stick blender, carefully blend soup until smooth. Return to low heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
        7. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
        8. Toast bread until golden on both sides. Spread with remaining butter. Cut each toast into 4 slices. Add cream to soup. Stir well. Sprinkle soup with chives and bacon. Serve with toast.


        Ingredients for Leek, Bacon & Potato Soup

        Abbotts Bakery - Bread Country Grain (850g)

        $5.55 ea

        Abbotts Bakery - Bread Light Rye (680g)

        $3.80 ea

        Abbotts Bakery - Bread Rustic White (700g)

        $3.80 ea

        Abbotts Bakery - Bread Wholemeal (750g)

        $3.80 ea

        Chives Green (bunch)

        $2.99 ea

        Dairy Farmers - Cream Pure (300ml)

        $2.49 ea

        Dairy Farmers - Cream Pure (600ml)

        $3.99 ea

        Garlic (head)

        $2.25 ea

        Leek (each)

        $2.99 ea

        Maggie Beer - Stock Vegetable (500mL)

        $9.49 ea

        Potatoes Brushed (min 1kg bag)

        $3.99 ea

        Potatoes Washed (each)

        $0.81 ea

        Sonoma - Bread Ciabatta (620g)

        $6.49 ea

        Villa Rossi - Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1l)

        $16.99 ea

        Villa Rossi - Olive Oil - Extra Virgin (4L)

        $36.99 ea

        Pane Di Campagne 520g Stonebake

        $3.99 ea

        Leek (prepack)

        $5.69 ea

        Bacon - Rindless Premium (250g) Blackforest

        $7.49 ea

        Potatoes Brushed (min 2kg bag)

        $4.29 ea