If you read my blog on a semi-regular basis you know that it is mostly baking with a sprinkle of soup and few things here and there. So when Tami over at Running with Tweezers decided to have a soup challenge I was super excited and I knew exactly what soup to make. It is my favorite of favorites. One I created for my friend L who loves all things blue cheese. This soup is thick and velvety with a nice touch of blue cheese and a hint of garlic….and even better it is topped with bacon. It’s best not to figure out how many calories is in this baby…I’m not sure there are enough hours in the day to work it off.
This is my go to soup for just about every occasion. If you have eaten dinner at my house, chances are you have had this soup at least once. I say at least because pretty much anyone who has had it, asks for me to make it again. The soup itself is wonderful but the garnish is what puts it over the top. The sauted pears play nicely with the blue cheese and the bacon, well…is bacon.
Roasted Onion and Goronzola Soup
3 TBSP butter
2 large onions, large diced
2 small baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
4 1/2 oz Gorgonozla, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
1 TBSP butter
1 TBSP sugar
2 medium pears, peeled, sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
4 oz bacon, fried and crumbled
Melt 3 TBSP of butter over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic, cook until onions are slightly wilted.
Add potatoes, stir to coat with butter. Cook 5 minutes.
Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft(about 30 minutes). Allow to cool slightly.
Puree soup in food processor.
Add cream and gently reheat soup.
Stir in cheese and adjust seasoning. If too thick, thin with stock.
Heat 1 TBSP butter over medium high heat.
Add pears and sprinkle with sugar. Saute until slightly caramelized.
Garnish soup with pears and bacon.
Oh man…all you are needing is a little bacon 😉
That looks like it’s well worth every calorie…
Sounds decadent.. I’d like some right now please! Would help deal with all this snow 🙁
So pretty and warm looking! THanks for pointing out the event…I think I’ll participate, although I don’t think mine will be as pretty as yours!
Gad, just the soup base sounds wonderful, I could see the topping was taking it over the top and then the pears!! Well, I’m sure the pears bring it back to earth and make it healthy. Love that there’s not enough hours in the day to work it off!! How about a week?
Oh my gaaawwd Peabody – that looks so amazing. I want it right now!
Beats my salad rigth now! Perfect for cold nights by the fireplace. Yum!
Wow Peabody, I am still stuffed from dinner and this made my mouth water. The texture and the flavor I imagine it having certainly must be delicious. This is a must-try!
bea at La tartine gourmande says
DELICIOUS! I want a bowl!
Congratulations Peabody. The soup sounds pretty special.
Congratulations Peabody. Your soup looks infinitely appetizing!
Keith Watson says
I don’t understand these blogs. All your replies are from people who say your soup “sounds” “looks” nice. I have made it, and it is really special – thank you.
Mmm, this is delicious! We made it last night, and I got the last bowl for lunch this afternoon — thanks for sharing the recipe!
This sounds really good!
I made this on Sunday and served it with Cuban sandwiches. It was so good. I followed the recipe as written.
You had me at Gorgonzola and bacon, but when you added in the pears — oh my. I am SO trying this one. My parents have 13 pears trees on their property, and needless to say I have been a busy little bee canning pears these last couple weeks. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.
If this yields four servings it’s 545 calories per bowl. Not all that bad for as decadent as it actually is.
I tried this for a dinner party a few weeks ago and knew it would be my entry for my office’s annual Soup-Off. I just won by a landslide with this as my entry. Thanks!!!
Note: I don’t eat bacon and have only had this without it – it is still amazing!