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Bacon Potato Leek Soup. Now, here’s a hearty soup with Irish roots. You just need a few simple ingredients and you to get a nice rich flavor. You can make this in a Crock-Pot too, just prep the bacon and leeks and add them to the remaining ingredients in a Crock-Pot and let sit for several hours until potatoes are tender. The soup is good chunky, but if you prefer it pureed you can use a hand beater or a blender to get the consistency you like.

Bacon Potato Leek Soup

Bacon Potato Leek Soup

Now, here’s a hearty soup with Irish roots. You just need a few simple ingredients to get a nice rich flavor. The soup is good chunky, but if you prefer it pureed you can use a hand beater or a blender to get the consistency you like.
Author: Angela G.
5 from 2 reviews
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Bacon, Crock-Pot, Soups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients
 

  • 8 white potatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ lb bacon
  • 3 leeks sliced
  • ½ cup half & half
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • A hearty splash of Smithwick's Irish ale more or less to taste - my husband snuck this in while I wasn't looking but it really adds some great flavor!
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Peel and cube potatoes and place in a large stockpot with chicken broth. Boil about 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Cut bacon into small chunks and cook until crispy. Drain and reserve 3-4 tbsp of grease.
  • Saute leeks with the reserved bacon grease 8 to 10 minutes or until translucent.
  • When the potatoes are ready, stir in leeks, half & half, sour cream, beer and bacon. Use a hand beater on low to puree slightly. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve hot topped with cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg
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Kristin Mortensen

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Angela, you made this soup for a group meeting and ever since its my favorite potato soup recipe. It's perfect for fall! I just made it for my parents and everyone who had it, loved it, including my dad who doesn't like other potato soups. Next time we will have to make a double batch because this time there were no leftovers since it was a huge hit!

Angela G.

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Hey Kristin! Thank so much for taking the time to leave a comment. It makes me happy to hear that this is a family favorite of yours. :) - Angela