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Potato and Bacon Leek Soup

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 199 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • debpenns
    Nov 24, 2019

    awesome!! recipe! very much a comfort food!! will make again! deb P VFE

  • Helenlag
    Dec 6, 2014

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

  • kochsjm
    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
    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.

  • kmoravec
    Mar 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • pohl1959
    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!

    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
    Sep 25, 2008

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