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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Put leeks in a bowl with enough water to cover completely. Soak until you're ready to cook them.

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 30.2mg 10% DV; sodium 1171.1mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This soup is delicious!!! Only thing I did differently: used beef bacon. Wonderful!! Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
This is a delicious easy to make soup. I always double the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This soup is delicious!!! Only thing I did differently: used beef bacon. Wonderful!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made it and everyone loved it. I did not purée half the mixture, I mashed it with a potato masher to give the soup a hearty texture. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
After getting a very large bag of spinach from my mom I needed something to use it in other than salad. On these cold winter nights this was the perfect recipe! I do have two children with dairy allergies so substituted unsweetened almond milk for the half-and-half and this soup was still so creamy and delicious! Will definitely make this one again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
we did not have heavy cream so I used sour cream. I did add onion even my picky eaters liked it. I think italian sausage instead of bacon would be a good exchange. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Did not have bacon so used smoked sausage and added some onion and garlic before leeks. Also did not have cream/half & half, used small amount of light sour cream. This soup is excellent. Read More