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Leek Blue Cheese Soup

Leek blue cheese soup is perfect for fall days and blue cheese lovers! This twist on leek soup will make you forget about potatoes.
Leek blue cheese soup is perfect for fall days and blue cheese lovers! This twist on leek soup will make you forget about potatoes.

I have been in a very soupy mood lately.  Which is actually way better than being in a good mood, in case you were wondering.

It’s something to do with fall.  I’m thrilled its fall, and not summer or winter. And I want to enjoy all the things that come with fall.

Soup. Sweaters. Falling leaves. Pumpkin spice everything.

It’s perfect.

I went outside today and took some photos of the ivy on my neighbors garage – it is turning all red and autumny. Nero’s best friend Dante came over for a doggie play date and his owner and I enjoyed a cup of coffee outside. What a beautiful day!

Ivy Leaves in Fall

Husky chewing on boneFall Ivy Leaves

I’ve decided I’m going to bring my camera with me everywhere from now on – I had so much fun taking pictures of the ivy and the dogs.

Anyway… on to the leek blue cheese soup.

Leek Blue Cheese Soup

This is a delicious soup, perfect for blue cheese lovers.  If you don’t like blue cheese I hope it would be obvious that this isn’t the soup for you.  The flavors combine well together – the cheese taste becomes subtle, to me.

But I also love blue cheese…

I modified a recipe found in The Complete Book of 400 Soups (affiliate link) – a book I picked up back in the day from Borders.  Man, I miss that store and their cheap cookbooks.

If you are like me, you may not be sure how to cut leeks. Luckily there is this wonderful thing called the Internet. And crazy people like me who want to document everything and anything.

Including tutorials on how to clean a leek. And how to chop a leek. Follow the leek. Errr… link.

Leek blue cheese soup is perfect for fall days and blue cheese lovers! This twist on leek soup will make you forget about potatoes.

Leek and Blue Cheese Soup

Leek and Blue Cheese Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Leek and blue cheese soup is perfect for fall days and blue cheese lovers!

Ingredients

  • 3 large leeks
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth/stock

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup diced scallions

Instructions

  1. Slice leeks thinly, width-wise. Over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil in a large soup pot. Saute the leeks for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the blue cheese to the pot, stirring until the cheese is melted. Then add the flour, stirring constantly until absorbed. Mix in the mustard and black pepper.
  3. Add the chicken broth and turn heat to high. Stir until soup comes to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve. Garnish with additional blue cheese and the diced scallions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g
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Maggie

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Is it possible to freeze this soup?

Shirley Wood

Sunday 17th of September 2017

This is a new flavor combination for me and it sounds delicious. Pinning to come back, I'd like to try it. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Saturday 16th of September 2017

what an awesome flavor combination!! Pinned this one to try later! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

Miz Helen

Saturday 16th of September 2017

Your photos are just beautiful! We will just love your soup it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

What a fun soup! I never would have thought of this combo but it sure looks delish! Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday!

Mollie