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Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup

April 11, 2019

Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup sounds like a recipe straight from Game of Thrones… AMIRIGHT?!

Yukon Gold Potato Soup- The Seasonal Junkie

Which seems super fitting as the final season premier is upon us!! I might just make this Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup to celebrate!

It’s pretty crazy that I avoided Game of Thrones for so long while everyone raved about it ALL THE TIME. I just thought, there is no way I am going to like this show. Side note: I have this weird complex where if a lot of people like something, I end up thinking I’m gonna hate it. Weird, but true.

Well last Spring, Baylen and I binged all 7 seasons and are completely obsessed. Not only did we binge them all last Spring, we are re-binging them before watching season 8. Aggressive, yes- but. I feel like I understand so many of the snarky comments re-watching all of it. And I love it.

Want another Whole30 Soup?! Check out this Detox Lemon Chicken Soup!

Anywho, it’s Spring!!

Yukon Gold Potato Soup- The Seasonal Junkie

Which means bright colors, Easter, and new foods in season! Yay! I am especially excited about leeks to cook all of the leek recipes my heart desires.

Now, I don’t know if you know this but, I may or may not have deemed myself the queen of soups. I know, I know pretty cocky… but I happen to make some pretty delicious masterpieces in all things bowls. This Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup is no exception to that rule.

If you don’t know what the heck a leek is….

Never prepared a leek?! This post by Tori Avery is a great instruction how to break them down!

Leeks come from the onion family. They do have a onion taste, but are much milder in flavor. This makes it the perfect complement to the potatoes and bacon in this Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup. Leeks are in season until May, so I basically have been trying to sneak in as many leek recipes I can until then!

And yes, this Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup is Whole30 and Paleo!

Yukon Gold Potato Soup- The Seasonal Junkie

To make this soup creamy while being on Whole30 Nutpods came in clutch!!! The combination of the pureed potatoes and Nutpods it was a creamy, dreamy, soupy wonderland!! And if this is one of the first leek recipes you’ve ever made, it’s a good place to start!

Yukon Gold Potato Soup- The Seasonal Junkie

Leek and Yukon Gold Potato Soup

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes


  • 6-8 Slices No Sugar Added Bacon
  • 3 tbsp of Ghee
  • 2 pounds, Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 Leeks, washed and sliced- stems removed
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 Lemon, juice
  • 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 6 cup, Chicken Stock
  • 4 Thyme Sprigs
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 cup Nutpod- original
  • Optional: Dash of Cayenne
  • Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • Chives, chopped



Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Lay bacon on sheet pan, do not overlap


Once oven is preheated


Put bacon into oven Cook for 8 minutes


Pull bacon out flip with fork and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until bacon is done


Remove from oven, using fork remove bacon from sheet pan and on to a paper towel line plate




In large stock pot


Heat ghee, leeks, shallots, and garlic and stir allow to cook until fragrant and translucent


Add lemon juice and vinegar


Stir and allow to cook down


Add potatoes, chicken stock, bay leaves, and thyme


Cover and cook until potatoes are fork tender


Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves


Add soup to blender and blend until smooth, you may want to do this in batches


Add back to stock pot


Season with salt and optional dash of cayenne


Stir in nutpod


If it is too thin allow to cook uncovered to thicken


When the desired consistency is reached turn off heat


Chop up bacon into crumbles


Serve soup topped with crumbled bacon, chopped chives, and freshly cracked pepper

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