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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.

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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.
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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
Bacon Potato Leek Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
351
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
39
mg
13
%
Sodium
 
696
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
973
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
12
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
786
IU
16
%
Vitamin C
 
46
mg
56
%
Calcium
 
131
mg
13
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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