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Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon

Potato-Leek Soup with Bacon
Servings:
6
Total Time:
45 minutes
Active Time:
25 minutes

Ingredients

3 large leeks, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
2 lb gold potatoes
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups unsalted chicken stock (or broth)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Steps

  1. Chop well-rinsed leeks (white part only; 2 cups); chop garlic and thyme. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Preheat large stockpot on medium-low 2–3 minutes. Cut bacon into pieces. Place oil in pot, then add bacon; cook and stir 4–5 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pot. Place leeks and garlic in same pot; cook and stir 6–7 minutes or until tender (do not brown).
  3. Stir in stock, salt, pepper, potatoes, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Remove pot from heat; puree soup with a stick blender. (Or you can use an electric blender; let soup cool 5–8 minutes, then puree in batches until smooth.) Chop chives. Stir yogurt into soup; top each serving with bacon and chives. Serve warm or chill before serving.

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Nutritional Information

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 240kcal; FAT 9.00g; SAT FAT 2.50g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 370mg; CARB 31g; FIBER 2.00g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 10g; CALC 4%; VIT A 6%; VIT C 60%; IRON 10%

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