Wisconsin Cheese Soup

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Nancy R

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@Robeyone


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Ingredients

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5 Tbsp
butter
2
medium carrots, finely chopped
2
celery ribs, diced
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1/2
green pepper, chopped
5
mushrooms, chopped
1/2 c
cooked ham, finely chopped, optional
1/2 c
flour
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 qt
chicken broth
1 qt
milk
1/2 tsp
paprika
1/4 tsp
cayenne
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
1 lb
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
salt
freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Wisconsin Cheese Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large heavy kettle, melt butter or margarine; add carrots, celery, onion, green pepper, mushrooms and ham (if desired).
  • 2Cook over medium heat until vegetables are crisp tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3Do not brown.
  • 4Add flour and cornstarch; cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
  • 5Add broth and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened.
  • 6Add milk, paprika, cayenne and mustard.
  • 7Stir in cheese gradually, stirring until cheese is melted.
  • 8To avoid curdling, do not allow soup to boil after cheese is added.
  • 9Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 10Serve piping hot.
  • 11Makes about 2 1/2 quarts soup.

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About Wisconsin Cheese Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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