Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Soup

17 Dec

It was actually cold enough last week for us to have not one, but TWO nights of soups.  Can you believe it?  There was much excitement in our house…lol!  This recipe is a favorite.  Who doesn’t love cheese and more cheese?  Certainly not us.  This is a quick and easy soup that comes together in a cinch.  It takes more time to grate the cheese than it does to make the soup.  And it is smooth as velvet and has the most delicious cheese flavor.  Bonus:  No need for Velveeta!  This makes a small pot so I always double the recipe because my family eats it up.

Enjoy!

Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 onion, finely diced
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp AP flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup green onions, optional
crumbled bacon, optional
In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Blend in flour.  Add stock and cream, whisking to break up any flour lumps.  Cook until thick.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add garnish such as green onions and bacon.
Serves 4.


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7 Responses to “Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Soup”

  1. Lisa December 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM #

    A creamy cheesy soup sounds like a delicious way to enjoy winter.

  2. ButterYum December 30, 2010 at 10:54 PM #

    Not a velveeta fan here, so this is exactly the way I like to make my cheese soup. I use my homemade chicken stock, of course. Love your addition of bacon – will have to do that next time. Oh, if I want it a little spicy, I stir in a packet or two of Chinese hot mustard leftover from take-out. ButterYum

  3. Shirley December 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM #

    Well, I printed that right out!! LOVE cheese soup. I will certainly make this one!

  4. Liz December 31, 2010 at 12:12 AM #

    This looks so good. It is freezing here and this sounds yummy! ~Liz P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  5. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti December 31, 2010 at 3:01 AM #

    I love creamy savory soups like this! A wonderful recipe to make in this cold weather we've been having. Thanks!

  6. Jacqueline December 31, 2010 at 5:18 AM #

    Looks wonderful. Being from Wisconsin originally cheese is a big part of life and we love a good cheese soup! Nothing like it in the winter. Have a wonderful New Year.

  7. Miz Helen December 31, 2010 at 3:33 PM #

    Hi Wende,Great soup for anytime of the year. Thank you for sharing and you have a Happy New Year!

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