Leek Soup with Smoked Paprika Parmesan Croutons | Game of Thrones

“Catelyn could not fault him for his lack of appetite. The wedding feast began with a thin leek soup…”

– A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin

This Game of Thrones Leek Soup is given a nice kick of flavour when topped with Smoked Paprika Parmesan Croutons. The entree/appetizer you need for your Game of Thrones party!

My appetite would be lacking too if I had thin leek soup in front of me. If I’m going to have soup (which, as we know, I avoid when possible), it has to be hearty.



Which is why I’ve added smoked paprika parmesan croutons to the mix. I can’t get enough of smoked paprika (and dill, and basil if we’re talking favourite herbs here). I know the smoked bit is an ‘add-on’, but it reminds me of toasty cabins on cold winter afternoons, or late summer evenings in the forest lounging near a campfire, all in one sniff.


Game of Thrones; Leek Soup with Smoked Paprika Parmesan Croutons

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  • Author: Bryton Taylor
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


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Leek Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 finely chopped brown onion
  • 1 large leek, chopped (~2.5 packed cups)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 46 cups water (depending how thick you want your soup)

Smoked Paprika Parmesan Croutons

  • day old bread
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • shredded parmesan cheese


Leek Soup

  1. In the saucepan over a medium heat, pour in the olive oil and sauté the finely chopped onion unit transparent.
  2. Add in the leek, parsley, stock cubes, dijon and water.
  3. Bring to a simmer and stir until the stock cubes are dissolved.
  4. Continue to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Use a hand blender to smooth before serving.

Smoked Paprika Parmesan Croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Chop up bread into cubes and drizzle with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle smoked paprika over both sides.
  4. Place on a baking tray and toss shredded parmesan cheese over.
  5. Toast for 5 minutes both sides, until golden brown.

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