Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup

Ready to knock everyone’s socks off at your next dinner party? Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup is the recipe you need. Bacon is the secret ingredient that makes this soup the grown-up conversation starter you have been looking for.

Spinach and Blue Cheese Soup

3 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons margarine

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 12 cups chicken broth

  • 4 cups milk

  • 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • salt to tastet t

  • ground cayenne pepper to tastet t

  • 1 pound bacon

Directions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine the butter or margarine and the onions. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add flour and stir well until mixed. Add broth, raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Whisk mixture to keep flour from clumping.
  • 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 a boil, turn off heat and stir well. Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Allow to cool and puree in a food processor or blender 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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