Potato Leek Soup with Bacon and Parsley – Kartoffel-porresuppe med bacon og persilledrys

We have had a few months of really cold and snowy winter.  During the cold weekends, I make this hearty bowl of potato leek soup on a regular basis.  My family loves this recipe as it is comfort food for them. The bacon and parsley gives the soup an extra touch of deliciousness. It might take a little effort to make this hearty soup but it is worth it. When this soup is done, wow!  


  •  1 lb potatoes
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pieces of fried bacon
  • parsley and/or chives
  • salt and pepper
     See Karen Grete preparing Potato Leek Soup 
    in our YouTube video


    1. Fry the bacon.  
    2. Peel and slice the potatoes and cook them in the chicken stock.  
    3. Peel and slice the garlic.
    4. Slice the leeks and fry them in the bacon fat.
    5. Mash the potatoes in the chicken stock and add it to the garlic/ leeks mixture. Cook till soft and tender.
    6. Add the cream, salt and pepper. 

    7. Serve the warm soup immediately. I recommend to sprinkle with bacon, chives and/or parsley.
    8. I usually serve the soup with either rolls or Danish rye bread too.

    You can’t go wrong and the compliments will be forthcoming especially during the cold winter months. Enjoy!

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