Quick and Easy Leek and Potato Soup

When it’s cold outside and the rain is hitting against the window, there is nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup – leek and potato soup to be precise. I feel like it’s a staple winter warmer! This week I really wanted to try some recipes that were packed full of veggies and soup seemed like an easy place to start. It’s a great way to use up left over veg and it is so cheap to make!

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Leek and potato is one of my favourite soups. However I always find it’s loaded with dairy; normally cream or milk and as someone who can’t have cream, I am always disappointed when I can’t have it. So I decided it was about time I created my own recipe. This soup is quite possibly one of the easiest things to make and the perfect place to start if you are new to making homemade soups. Plus, it takes hardly any time at all to prepare or cook. No fancy blender or soup maker is required to make this soup, however I would highly recommend picking up a hand blender. They are very inexpensive and can be picked up in most supermarkets or somewhere like Argos. I paid £5.50 for mine in Currys!

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The ingredients list is fairly basic and you are likely to have the majority of the items at home already. Not only is this leek and potato soup ridiculously easy to make, but you can also cook it in large batches and freeze it for another day when you might be in more of a rush (or if you just fancy a lazy day like I sometimes do). As it’s loaded up with veg, it’s also a great way to add a healthier lunch or dinner option to your weekly meal plan. It’s super affordable too; costing around £1.45 per person and that’s based on current Tesco prices. If you shop somewhere cheaper such as Aldi or Lidl it may even be less!

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Leek and Potato Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the leeks then peel and chop the potatoes and onion.
  2. Add the stock cubes, boiling water, butter to a saucepan and heat over a medium heat.
  3. Once combined add the leeks, potatoes and onion. Then reduce to a simmer for the remaining 20-25 minutes or until the veg is soft.
  4. Meanwhile, place the bacon on a foiled baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Once the veg is soft, take off the heat and blend using the hand blender until it reaches the consistency you would like (this should only take a couple of minutes). Once blended, place back on a low heat until ready to serve.
  6. Remove the bacon from the oven and cut it into small chunks.
  7. Place your soup in a large bowl and top it with cracked black pepper and the chopped bacon.
  8. Serve alongside your favourite crusty loaf.
Recipe Notes

If you love the dairy option or would like a more creamy consistency feel free to mix in 3 tbsp of cream or crème fraîche once the veg has been blended.

 

Other recipes you might like:

Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Crispy Chorizo Cod

What is your favourite type of soup? I would love to hear your recommendations, so please leave me a comment below!

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12 Comments

  1. November 12, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Ooooh this looks so simple even I could do it! x

    • Laura
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      It is literally the most easiest homemade soup that can be made!

    • Laura
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      It’s so easy and cheap to make, I would definitely recommend it if you are a soup fan 🙂 x

  2. November 15, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Omg this sounds so yummy! Perfect for this time of year, I might have to make it at some point x

  3. November 17, 2018 / 12:09 am

    Your blog literally makes me the hungriest haha – I love soups & stuff with leek in! You’ve sold the idea to me good & proper xx

    Lovelaughslipstick ♥

  4. November 17, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    My mouth is actually watering! This looks delicious. I love leek and potato soup and it really is the perfect meal for this cold weather. X

    • Laura
      Author
      November 19, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      It is so easy to make and the perfect place to start if your too keen or cooking or it’s all quite new to you! x

  5. November 20, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    This looks incredible – perfect winter warmer too!

  6. November 23, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! My other half for sure will love this!

    Alicia Xo

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