This will seem like a fancy soup without a lot of effort. Stilton cheese is really rich and creamy, and gives the soup a wonderful flavor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium low heat. Add the onions and saute for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

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  • Add the celery and the water. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until celery is soft.

  • Add 2 1/2 ounces of the Stilton cheese to the soup and mix well. Puree the soup in small batches in a blender or food processor and transfer it to a clean pot. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt to taste. Stilton can be very salty, so beware!

  • Pour into individual bowls, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and garnish with the watercress.

Cook's Note:

You may also make this soup with celeriac instead of celery.

Nutrition Facts

518 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 53.7g 83% DV; cholesterol 141.7mg 47% DV; sodium 777.6mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
I used chicken stock instead of water and added a touch of cream at the end. It was wonderful! I also spread a tiny bit of blue cheese on some buttered bread then toasted the bread and served the toast on the side. Five stars Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2010
Something missing here. Soup tasted OK but was quite watery. Needs cream or milk somewhere along the line. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
I used chicken stock instead of water and added a touch of cream at the end. It was wonderful! I also spread a tiny bit of blue cheese on some buttered bread then toasted the bread and served the toast on the side. Five stars Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2010
Something missing here. Soup tasted OK but was quite watery. Needs cream or milk somewhere along the line. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2015
This soup is surprisingly good and it was outstanding made with chicken broth instead of water. Like another reviewer said use only about half the amount of water / broth called for. Also use butter instead of margarine. Overall this is a keeper recipe Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2013
I used chicken stock instead of water (about half of what the original recipe called for) white cheddar instead of stilton and added 4 small potatoes with the celery. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2013
Needs potatos to thicken it plus possibly cream and definately 1-2 Chicken stock cubes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2017
Pretty good but lacks thickness so I added cooked rice to finished soup; very tasty if you like blue cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2016
I used butter and 21/2 cups of chicken stock and just a pinch of white pepper for a little zip. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2019
Tasty recipe. I did make changes. I used half the butter called for and chicken stock as recommended by other reviewers. No watercress so used parsley. For us it was creamy enough - my husband loved it. Read More