Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup is the perfect winter-warmer.
I do love soup! There’s just something about it when the weather is miserable and cold. Soup is just the perfect meal. It warms you from the inside out.
This Bacon, Leek and Potato soup is perfect for those grey, rainy days and is really filling thanks to the potato. It’s also a good way of using up some sad looking potatoes lurking in the cupboard.
- 3 medium sized potatoes
- 2 large leeks
- 150g of smoked bacon, fat removed
- 1.4 litres of vegetable stock
- Tsp of dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp of white pepper
Method (Serves 4)
Start by peeling and cubing the potatoes, slicing the leeks and chopping up the bacon.
Spray a large saucepan with a bit of cooking spray and heat over a medium heat. Add the bacon and leeks and fry for 5-10 minutes until softened and the bacon has browned.
Add the potatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring everything almost constantly to ensure nothing sticks. Next, add the stock, parsley and pepper then bring to the boil.
Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Once the potato has softened, remove the pan from the heat and whizz up the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor until smooth. I’d definitely recommend letting it cool slightly before doing this.
Serve and enjoy!
This should make about 4 portions and I have frozen it myself. This way I get a good stock of different soups so I don’t have the same lunch every day.