cheddar cheese soup

★★★★★ 1
By Sheila McKay
from Wichita Falls, TX

This is a rich and delicious cheese soup. This is for the times you want to splurge. Do not use low-fat cheese because it will not have the same rich and creamy taste.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 to 10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For cheddar cheese soup

  • 5 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2
    green pepper, chopped
  • 5
    mushrooms, chopped
  • 2
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    ham, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 qt
    chicken broth
  • 1 qt
    whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    mustard
  • 16 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make cheddar cheese soup

  • 1
    Melt butter in a stockpot, add celery, green peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onions, and ham. Cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour and cornstarch to make a roux. Heat through for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour in broth and stir until thickened. Mix in milk, mustard, cheese, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.

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