Wisconsin Cheese Soup

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Nancy R

By
@Robeyone


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★★★★★ 2 votes

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Ingredients

  • 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

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