Creamy potato leek and bacon soup


July 15, 2017

Creamy potato leek and bacon soup 5 0 5 15

Creamy and delicious ! A perfect soup to warm your tummy on those cold winter nights

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 15 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6 bowls


1 brown onion, halved, chopped

3 tsp garlic

1tbs butter

6-8 medium peeled potatoes cut into chunks

1/4 of a cauliflower chopped into florets

1 leek, pale section only sliced

4x rashers of bacon rind removed and diced

4 cups chicken stock (add more of needed)

400ml thickened cream

1 tsp parsley

1tsp thyme

2x bay leaves

Salt and pepper


1Pop all into a slow cooker (apart from cream) cook on low for 6 hours or until potato is tender. Remove bay leaves and then add the cream and blend until smooth.

2Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan and some crusty bread

Submitted by jarrah king


29 Reviews


July 31, 2022

Made Friday night and wanting to freeze leftovers ? Yes or No ???

I don’t see why not, the time would be long enough to cook through an eg diced chicken fillets etc


July 3, 2022

Could I use chicken as well in this recipe


June 29, 2022

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I make this at least once a week in winter and it came in very handy when we were all down with COVID!

How was it Barry πŸ™‚


June 26, 2022

Giving this one a go…..changed leek to spring onion because i had them πŸ™‚


June 24, 2022

I doubled this recipe and cooked it for my work’s weekly Soup luncheon and people are still talking about it weeks later!

I used fresh herbs (guessed the amounts) and used maybe half the cream. I also fried the bacon pieces for a few minutes in my slow cooker before adding all the other ingredients and it was absolutely delicious. 10/10, can’t wait to cook it again.

While this isn’t my recipe Lindy-Lou I would guess at those small volumes that it would be dried herbs πŸ™‚


April 16, 2022

Do you use dried herbs?

Tiffany Cotterill

April 4, 2022

Had this last night, was fantastic. Will be making again 😁

Riy Ack

March 30, 2022

We made this Sunday
Was yummmmoo..

Having a cauliflower hater in the house (the biggest baby of them all; MY HUSBAND…
πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„), I used broccoli, instead.

I also
doubled the potatoes tripled the chicken stock,
added an onion.
Ad well as frying the bacon.
It filled my Spotlight square sear β€˜n cook, and tonight we’ll finish the last of it…

Yummy yummy,


March 28, 2022

Delicious! Will definitely make this again!
Used about 1500 g potato and 200 g cauliflower .


March 20, 2022

Best soup ever. Even my extremely fussy 2 year old ate it and my 7 year old said she wants it every night forever 😍

Darren Comley

November 16, 2021

Thanks for a great tasting recipe!! Always a good sign when ‘seconds’ are required!!


May 11, 2021

Our favourite soup, I blend 75% of it and leave a few chunky veg.


May 10, 2021

Big winner in our house now winter is here it’s cooking away .. can’t wait for dinner we love a crusty loaf with loads of butter on it with it yummy

So cook for the 6hrs until tender, then add cream, then blend and serve πŸ™‚


June 30, 2020

Should the cream be added when the potatoes are soft and leave it to continue to cook or should cream be added at the end before cooking is finished?

Courtney Cooper

May 24, 2020

Soooo good!!! Even the 1 year old devoured it! Think this will be a staple throughout winter!!! YUM!!!


May 9, 2020

Really tasty. Best Potato and Leek soup I’ve made.


June 22, 2019

Awesome soup, everyone loved it the first time I made it so making it again today πŸ‘πŸ‘


June 22, 2019

Awesome soup, everyone loved it the first time. I’m making it again today ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Carol Burger

May 7, 2019

This is amazing! So yummy!


May 5, 2019

Fantastic soup. Tasty and makes a lot. Easily 6 big bowls. Will make again

Di Brennan

October 3, 2018

Yummo! Will def make this again.


July 17, 2018

Just made this – it’s amazing and so easy! I added sage πŸ™‚

Samantha Brekalo

July 4, 2018

even the toddler liked it!


February 8, 2018

This soup looks awesome can you freeze it

Sue Cooper

October 13, 2017

This soup is fantastic!
I also add 1/2 cup brown lentils occasionally.

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