Leek and Fennel Soup

Welsh Leek Soup with Turkey Bacon
Welsh Leek Soup with Turkey Bacon
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1 large Leek white and light green parts thinly sliced
1 Fennel bulb cored and sliced thin, fronds reserved for garnish
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 stalks Celery thinly sliced
3 cloves Garlic minced
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 - 1¼ pounds Potatoes russet, scrubbed and chopped into ½-inch pieces (optionally peeled)
3 - 3½ cups Vegetable broth
½ cup Heavy cream
2 pieces Turkey bacon extra thick cut
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste

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    Leek and Fennel Soup


    Enjoy this original, homemade Leek and Fennel Soup which is creamy and deliciously filling. I use about a pound of potatoes for this recipe and 3 large leeks. Fennel, leeks and garlic are my go to ingredients for flavor in the soup and I add a thick heavy cream to bring it all together. Garnish with some fennel fronds and thick-cut, turkey bacon for the finishing touches.

    To make Leek and Fennel Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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    Steps to make Leek and Fennel Soup


    Sauté vegetables


    In a medium-sized heavy bottom pot over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive and add 3 thinly sliced, large leeks, 1 bulb of thinly sliced fennel, 2 thinly sliced celery stalks, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. Sauté, for about 5-7 minutes until vegetables have softened.


    Add potatoes


    Stir in 1- 1¼ pounds of potatoes chopped into ½-inch pieces.


    Add vegetable broth


    Pour in 3 cups of vegetable broth and bring to a boil.


    Simmer soup


    Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until potatoes are cooked.




    Allow soup to cool slightly before transferring to a food processor or blender to purée for a few minutes.


    Add heavy cream


    Pour in ½ cup of heavy cream and stir to combine through. If too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Season with salt to taste.


    Cook bacon


    In a small saucepan, cook 2 pieces of turkey bacon until crispy.


    Chop bacon


    Once cooked, chop bacon into ½-inch pieces and set aside for serving.



    Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with crispy bacon, a few fennel fronds and some freshly ground black pepper!

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    Total Reviews: 10
    Pyper Albakri

    So simple and tasty the bacon is such a nice touch too makes the soup slightly chunky.

    India Durecki

    Obsessed with this fennel soup with bacon, had it with a side of cheesy garlic bread :)

    Emerie Pirruccello

    Used normal pork bacon instead of turkey but it's freaking delicious no matter what kind you use.

    Kaya Streyle

    My kids favorite soup soley because of the amount of bacon I always add to it haha.

    Khaleesi Arquero

    Lilly never fails to amaze me with her recipes! Going to be sharing this everywhere!!

    Paula Vavra

    Love the texture of this soup added a bit of hot sauce in it too yummy!

    Kristina Hartoonian

    Fantastic appetizer this is so filling and will help keep your tummy full while you're waiting on the main course.

    Addilynn Bushko

    Grainy but good just wish it wasn't so heavy but it's good for a lunch on it's own with some bread.

    Mercy Abramson

    Filling and simple leek and fennel soup, happy to have perfected this meal on the first try!


    I love it! So delicious!

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