Bacon, Leek & Potato Soup

  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 55m

I LOVE this soup. It is hands down one of my all time favorites. Serve with a fresh baked bun or toasted baguette slices for a beautiful meal you’ll want to make again and again.


  • 4 medium potatoes, wash and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cooking onion, cut small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 leeks, quartered and sliced thin. Use white and light green/yellow part of stalk.
  • 1 stalk celery, cut small
  • 1 lb. bacon, cut in cubes
  • 2 tbsps. chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 tbsps. beef bouillon powder
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. rosemary


Step 1

Prepare vegetables and set aside.

Step 2

In large soup pot, fry bacon until it begins to brown. Do not drain grease.

Step 3

Add spices and prepared onion, garlic, leeks, and celery. Reduce heat to medium low and sweat 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add potatoes and sweat 5 minutes.

Step 5

Combine water with bouillon powders and add to pot. Stir to combine for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add milk.

Step 7

Reduce to simmer and cook until tender.

Step 8

Garnish with finely sliced leeks and fresh cracked black pepper.

Comments (28)

  1. posted by theoldfatguy on May 5, 2015

    What a delicious looking soup! Nice post.

    The Old Fat Guy

  2. posted by YogurtHydro on May 5, 2015

    Thanks:) Love your moniker lol.

  3. posted by Megan A on May 10, 2015

    sounds yummy! i’ll have to try it

  4. posted by Mai Tran on May 10, 2015

    This looks extraordinarily good! I’ve never known bacon can be used in soup.

  5. posted by laurie damrose on May 11, 2015

    This looks delicious!

  6. posted by Alina Conn on June 13, 2015

    This is making me crave soup! I will have to try this tomorrow. Off to purchase some of the ingredients I’m missing.

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 14, 2015

      I can’t pass leeks in the store without craving this soup! Enjoy.:)

  7. posted by Sean on June 13, 2015

    This soup looks delectable. I printed the recipe to make it next week for our family get together.

  8. posted by courtney b on June 19, 2015

    not sure what a leek is but the picture looks AMAZING :)

    thanks for sharing something new.. :)

    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 20, 2015

      Oh – you should definitely try this, you are missing out!:) Leeks taste something like a very mild onion, mild enough that you can eat them raw, and when raw they have a little crunch to them.

  9. posted by the cape on the corner on June 19, 2015

    looks so yummy! i love this kind of soup.

  10. posted by Starla B on June 19, 2015

    This looks and sounds delicious. You can never go wrong with bacon, leek or potatoes! I agree- I would definitely add a slice of baguette!

  11. posted by BILL HOFF on June 26, 2015

    We are always looking for different ways to prepare an easy meal for cold winter days!

  12. posted by Linda Manns Linneman on July 8, 2015

    This sounds so good. It would make a great meal on a cool day. Thank you for sharing

  13. posted by Lyndsey on July 14, 2015

    This sounds amazing!

  14. posted by johnhutchens1 on August 3, 2015

    looks so good, adding it to my recipes. It will be a great soup in the fall

    • posted by YogurtHydro on August 6, 2015

      Thanks John! It is a perfect fall comfort food.

  15. posted by alicia szemon on November 22, 2015

    anything with bacon i am sure i will love lol

  16. posted by Melanie B on December 5, 2015

    Looks really good! Thanks for sharing

  17. posted by clojo9372 on February 29, 2016

    This soup looks really good. In my opinion, bacon makes everything better! :)

  18. posted by Linda Manns Linneman on March 21, 2016

    This soup sounds great. It will make a great meal for my family. Thank you so much for this recipe


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