Blue Cheese and Spinach Soup

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    30 min

    This soup is creamy, cheesy and packed full of flavour. Spinach is simmered in a creamy blue cheese soup base, then pureed and served with crumbled bacon. Enjoy during those cold winter months.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 90g margarine
    • 320g chopped onion
    • 125g plain flour
    • 3 litres chicken stock
    • 1 litre milk
    • 225g blue cheese, crumbled
    • 575g frozen chopped spinach
    • 250ml double cream
    • salt to taste
    • ground cayenne pepper to taste
    • 450g streaky bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the margarine and the onions. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add flour and stir well until mixed. Add stock, raise heat to high and bring to the boil. Whisk mixture to keep flour from clumping.
    2. Add milk, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the blue cheese and stir until blended, then add the spinach and cook 3 more minutes. Add the cream, bring just to the boil, turn off heat and stir well. Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
    3. Allow to cool and puree in a food processor or liquidiser a little at a time. Ladle into individual bowls and sprinkle with the bacon. (Note: to serve cold, omit the bacon and add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice.)
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    DEELISH! I loved this soup - the only changes I made were to use fresh Spinach. I chose not to puree the end result and was pleased with the texture. I will probably omit the bacon next time. This is a very filling dish on it's own as the blue cheese gives it a very rich flavor.  -  20 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    10

    I am the chef at a sports bar and grill in Dania Beach, Florida. My clientele consists not only of local residents but tourists from around the world. I am expected to prepare extraordinary soups and specials on a daily basis...on a limited budget with limited time. My ratings are based on customer response...so take them seriously. I have earned the reputation as the Soup Nazi (Seinfeld lol). I hate bleu cheese but liked this soup. I used cream cheese instead of milk and fresh spinach (frozen spinach often has a fishy smell and taste). Customers like a soup with texture so I didn't puree anything. Tastes good and looks good. A bit of parmesan on top when you serve is a nice touch.  -  04 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    8

    Wow!! Maybe the best soup I've ever tasted!! I made it exactly as directed, except that I only hd about half of the cheese that the recipe called for (I mis-judged at the grocery store). It still turned out fantastic. I can onlt imagine how rich it would have been with all of the cheese. I will be making this again soon, and would definitely make it for company!  -  10 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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