Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

This is one of my favourite soups to eat.  I love the smooth thickness of it and while I am not a big fan of onions I do love leeks.  This week our CSA farm share had three big beautiful leeks and fresh potatoes – perfect for a batch of heart warming soup. This recipe calls for bacon, but you can omit it to make a vegetarian version.

Potato Leek Soup



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Potato Leek Soup
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Serves: 4 to 6
A warm, hearty and flavourful soup. The addition of bacon brings this soup to the next level.
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 strips of bacon
  • 2 (white and light green parts only) leeks, thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 5 cups of chicken stock
  • Dash of Tabasco
  1. In Dutch Oven or large pot melt butter and crisp bacon.
  2. Once brown on edges, remove bacon and set aside.
  3. Add leeks, carrots, salt, thyme and pepper to butter/bacon grease and cook until softened (approx. 8 minutes).
  4. Add white wine and cook 1 minute.
  5. Add potatoes, chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender and flavours are blended (approx. 20 minutes). Add dash of Tabasco and cook one more minute.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  8. Once cool, add in batches to blender and puree until smooth.
  9. Return soup to a clean pot and reheat on low until ready to serve.
  10. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon (and/or grated cheese and parsley)


  1. Oh, the potato leek soup looks amazing. I have to say I have never tried this kind of soup before, but I simply must make it. The pictures look amazing!
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  2. This recipe is so rich and delicious. Definitely a favorite!

  3. Minus the bacon and I will be all over it! Looks delicious!!! Makes me excited for the cooler weather.
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  4. Yummy!! Love the bacon on top!
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  5. Oh, that looks so good! I love potato soup. I must give this a try!

  6. Oh yum! I could really go for some of that tonight! I am going shopping, will pick up the ingredients! Thanks ;)
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  7. This looks and seems yummy. Hubs would be thrilled with the bacon!
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  8. Potato soup is awesome, but I don’t think I’ve ever had potato leek – that is something I’d like to try.
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  9. YUMMM.. I love potato Leek soup… always simple and always BIG in flavor; yours looks amazing will have to try it with bacon.. thanks for sharing
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  10. mmmm. bacon. looks delish!
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  11. ha I don’t think I’ve ever bought leeks b/c I don’t know what to DO with them but … now I WANT to buy some! Sounds yummy!
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  12. Oh this looks super good! I want a bowl…
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  13. This sounds absolutely delicious!
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  14. Sounds so delish!

  15. Winter brings to our house soup season. I am anxious to try this recipe! It looks delicious and I pinned and printed it. Thank you for sharing!

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