This soup is pretty good! I have to admit I tinkered with the recipe a little, and used canned beans. I think that may have reduced the flavorfulness of the soup overall, but I was in a hurry. That said, this soup comes together pretty easily and is pretty tasty. It's a little bland for my taste, which is why I didn't give it a full 5 stars. Still a really nice treat on a day with 2 degree weather!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this soup. I got two recipes muddled, and thought this one needed smoked bacon, which I added. It was delicious, now I'm reluctant to leave out the bacon. Jean Another Brit.
This soup is comforting and satisfying and so easy to make. I've made it with dried beans and leeks and also with canned beans (2 cups) and no leeks, just onions, carrots and celery. When using canned beans, it only needs to cook for 20 minutes. The soup tastes best with leeks but holds its own without. I've used English Stilton instead of gorgonzola, same result--great taste! This recipe is a standard in my kitchen. Thanks, chef dancer.