Potato and Bacon Leek Soup Recipe
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Potato and Bacon Leek Soup Recipe

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"I always like to try new and different things," says Terri Day of Rochester, Washington. "So I added a package of leek soup mix to my potato soup, and my family loved it. It was even a hit with my picky teenagers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 package (1.8 ounces) leek soup and dip mix
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 166 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, potatoes and bacon to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the milk, potato flakes and soup mix. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Potato Leek Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p56

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Helenlag User ID: 8142634 214193
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"Great recipe, wonderful rich flavor without the work, perfect for weeknight supper."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3200834 132599
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"Best potato soup ever! I just use real bacon bits from a package or jar along with the cheese as toppings. Easy and so delicious."

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 139173
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Just made this for dinner and it was good. Hubby (aka Mr. Picky) asked me to make it again sometime. I gave it 4 stars for the recipe as it was written. I thought the leek flavor was too mild so I added about a tablespoon of dried onion flakes and then cooked it for the 5 minutes. FYI: I never can tell if my potatoes, onions, apples, etc. are medium or whatever so I looked up on the Internet and 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced equal about 1 and 1/3 cups."

pohl1959 User ID: 2888433 57459
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Delicious and easy .... my favorite two words to describe a recipe! The blend of flavors was excellent and the consistency was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing!"

LITTLEKSMOM User ID: 1377248 137181
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"Don't pay attention to that comment...this is REALLY good. Gives the flavor of cooking a long time without all the effort!"

marg2buy User ID: 1689504 53841
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2008

"Potato Flakes? and leep soup and dip mix??? Nothing homemade about this recipe"

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