Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Recipe

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Every week at the grocery store I like to buy a new vegetable that I’ve never cooked with before. This week was leeks! My mom told me they’re great in soups, so I whipped a recipe up. This soup is so delicious, creamy and full of vegetables. I substituted low fat milk instead of heavy cream, and used turkey bacon for a topping to making it less fattening.

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Full recipe & instructions under the cut!

Ingredients

3 leeks, thinly sliced and rinsed
1 medium sized onion of your choice, sliced
3 white potatoes, peeled & sliced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 cans of chicken broth
1 cup of milk
Salt, pepper, cayenne, dried dill
1 package of turkey bacon
3 chives, thinly sliced

Directions

1. Heat up a few tablespoons of olive oil or butter in a large pot. Over medium-high heat, place your leeks, onions, celery, garlic, and some salt in the pot. Stir occasionally until the vegetables begin to soften.

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2. Meanwhile, chop up your turkey bacon and drop it into a skillet with a tiny bit of oil. Stir frequently until crispy, pour onto a paper towel and set aside.

Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Recipe | www.DanielleDIY.com   recipes
3. Add potatoes and broth. Add more salt, peppers, a few dashes of cayenne, and a couple dashes of dill. Stir, cover, and let the mixture lightly boil for about 15-20 minutes.

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4. When the potatoes are soft, break up the entire soup with a spoon or potato masher. Transfer soup into a blender and puree smooth.
5. Return to pot and stir in milk over medium heat. Continue to cook for 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

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6. Pour soup into bowls, top with bacon bits and chives.

Enjoy!

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  1. lisa

    July 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    THIS looks Creamy Yummy GOOD! I think you did a fab! JoB! <3 xxxx

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