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Easy Leek and Potato Soup


  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6

Description

An easy recipe for Leek and Potato soup with the option to add cream and bacon. Delicious yet simple.


Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 TBS butter
  • 2 garlic cloves ( 1 large)
  • 10 small-medium leeks, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock (1 Litre)
  • 6 (1kg) medium-sized potatoes, peeled and chopped into small blocks
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • (optional) 6 slices bacon, cooked crispy
  • (optional) 1/4 cup cream

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add the butter and fry the onions and leeks until soft
  2. Add in the garlic and thyme and cook for another 2 minutes
  3. Add in the potatoes, the salt and a little freshly cracked black pepper.
  4. Add the vegetable stock
  5. Bring soup to the boil and cook for 30-35 minutes until potatoes are soft.
  6. Using a stick blender, blitz the soup to your desired consistency (leaving a few chunks of potato is good!) and add the optional extras of cream and bacon.
  7. Garnish with a drizzle of cream, the leftover green bits from the leeks and a little black pepper