Kimmel Christmas Cheese Soup

Fran Murray


My good friend, Donna Kimmel, gave me this recipe. Her family always has it on Christmas day. It's rich, thick and delicious! It's a wonderful comfort soup to have on a cold winter's day.

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12 to 16
15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


1 stick
unsalted butter
chopped, grated green onions
finely chopped stalks of celery (use a food processor)
finely grated carrots (use a food processor)
4 small
cans of low-sodium chicken broth
6 small
cans of cream of potato soup (blend until smooth)
16 oz
package grated cheddar cheese (i like sharp)
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
few drops of tabasco sauce
16 oz
container low-fat sour cream
3 Tbsp
sherry (optional)
salt and pepper


1Melt butter; sauté onions, celery and carrots until tender. Add broth; cover and simmer 45 minutes.

2Add potato soup, cheese, parsley, Tabasco, salt and pepper; bring to a low boil. Do not let it burn. (The cheese will stick to the bottom and burn--ruining the soup.)

3Add sour cream and simmer for 15 minutes.

4Add sherry and stir. This serves 12-16 people.

5The soup can be kept warm in a crockpot during your celebration.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American