Potato, Leek, and Spinach Soup


I received a CSA share and made this spinach and leek soup with the beautiful ingredients. It was delicious! Serve hot with some warm crusty bread.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 large leeks, thinly sliced (white and pale green parts only)

  • 10 ounces bacon, cut into small pieces

  • 2 large cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, cut into bite-size cubes

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stock

  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh spinach, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth, or to taste

  • ¾ cup half-and-half, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Put leeks in a bowl with enough water to cover completely. Set aside to soak.

  2. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Fry bacon in the hot pot until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from the pot.

  3. Drain leeks and shake vigorously to dry. Fry leeks and garlic in reserved bacon drippings until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir potatoes into leeks; add bay leaves. Pour chicken stock over potatoes; bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Scoop about 1/2 of the potatoes, leeks, and garlic into a food processor bowl with enough liquid to cover; process until puréed. Stir purée, bacon, spinach, and half-and-half into the pot; continue heating soup until again hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth from the can or half-and-half to achieve desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1171mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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