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December 31, 2013

Simple Potato Leek Soup with Parmesan & Bacon

After all of the holiday indulgence and richness, I'm in the mood for simple, clean and nourishing food.  Does anyone else feel the same?  While I love the festive bustling Christmas season, I always look forward to the calmness and quiet of January.  I love the idea of "hunkering down" and stocking up.  I've been stocking our pantry with all of my favorite essentials so I can make everything we love without leaving the house.

This Potato Leek Soup is the perfect warm, comforting soup for holiday recovery... especially with crumbled bacon and fresh parmesan on top. 
Potato Leek Soup
with Parmesan & Bacon

4 large Yukon Gold potatoes
2 large leeks
1/4 cup of olive oil
Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
4 cups of chicken stock
1/2 cup of cream
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
crumbled bacon
olive oil
crusty bread


Peel and dice the potatoes, and chop the leeks.  Add them to a large pot with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Cook on medium for 10-15 minutes until the soften.

Add chicken stock and continue to cook for 10 more minutes until potatoes are very soft.

 I got a new food processor for Christmas, so I was anxious to give it a whirl.

Puree mixture in batches until smooth.

Add puree back into the pot, add cream and parmesan.  Heat through.

Serve with crumbled bacon, a drizzle of olive oil, a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese (that I also processed in the food processor - love the texture), and a big chunk of crusty bread.


  1. How do you pin this recipe?

  2. Kristen--do you have "Pin It" option on your tool bar? If so, click on that and it will take you to Jenny's pin will see a bunch of things to pin...scroll down and you will find the picture of this recipe and the option to careful will spend the next hour pinning a ton of other fun stuff she has there! If you still have problems...respond on this comment page and I will direct you to my Pinterest page...I have a whole board of Jenny's recipes and her!----Christine

  3. Happy New Year, I love your style, so classic and beautiful. Looking forward to more of your beautiful posts!

  4. I pinned this recipe the other day and made the soup for dinner tonight! It was great! I served it with the bacon and parmesan and added some croutons using homemade French bread which was delicious! Thanks for the recipe, it was the perfect dinner for a snowy night like this, I'll definitely be making this again!

  5. But who won the pixie? My fingers have been crossed for weeks:)

  6. I make almost the same soup, I just put some ground beef in it, it's very typical german soup :) I will try it!

  7. Thanks for the recipe, sounds easy! Can't wait to try this.


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