Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Bacon

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 4
Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Bacon
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1 dash Black pepper
2 tbsp unpacked Brown sugar
4 tbsp Butter, unsalted
4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
2/3 cup Cream, half and half, 10% M.F.
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 bulb Garlic (roasted)
2 stalk(s) Green onion (thinly sliced)
6 medium leek(s) Leek (cleaned, trimmed, sliced)
2 tbsp Maple syrup
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 dash Red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp Salt
4 slice Turkey bacon, raw (or pork)
1/3 cup White wine, dry


Trim and rinse the leeks. Pat dry as they can be with a paper towel.

Heat a large pot over medium-low heat and add the olive oil and butter. Add the leeks, salt, pepper and crushed pepper flakes and toss well to coat. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until the leeks begin to brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Once the leeks are starting to brown, stir in the brown sugar and cook for another 10 minutes until they are super caramelized. Stir in the roasted garlic. Increase the heat slightly to medium and add the wine. Stir to combine, then cook for a few minutes until most of the wine cooks off. Pour in the stock and stir. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat and carefully add the entire mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the pureed soup back in the pot and heat it over low heat. Stir in the half and half, then tasted and add more salt and pepper if desired.

To prepare the maple glazed bacon preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a nonstick wire rack on top. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until bacon is starting to get crispy in parts and the fat is rendered. Remove the bacon from the oven and brush it on both sides with maple syrup. Bake for another 6 to 8 minutes until the bacon is crispy and dark. Remove from the oven and brush with maple syrup once more, then let cool completely. Once cooled, crushed into bits.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 478
Calories from fat 297
Calories from saturated fat 115
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 12.8 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.4 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 738 mg
Potassium 435 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 17.0 g
Protein 8.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.1
Vegetables 3.0

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