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Cheesy Potato Bacon Leek Soup Recipe

A thick and creamy soup that is loaded with flavor. Perfect for a cold winter day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Soup Recipe, Cheesy Potato Bacon Leek Soup, Leek soup, loaded potato soup, potato soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1071kcal


  • 4 large red potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 leeks thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch (more if needed)


  • In a large saucepan or stockpot, bring cubed potatoes and chicken broth to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender (about 25 minutes). Meanwhile, place bacon pieces in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of grease and set aside. Saute the leeks in the frying pan with the reserved bacon grease 8 minutes or until tender (if you didn't want to saute the leeks in bacon grease, you could use a tablespoon of butter or olive oil instead).
  • When the potatoes are tender, stir in the fried leeks, heavy cream, bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook on medium for 5 minutes. Then, stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese and 2 tablespoons corn starch and remove from heat. You can always add more corn starch for a thicker soup. Serve hot.


Calories: 1071kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 1365mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 3mg