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kimmel christmas cheese soup

Recipe by
Fran Murray
Fountain Hills, AZ

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.

yield 12 to 16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kimmel christmas cheese soup

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 6
    chopped, grated green onions
  • 6
    finely chopped stalks of celery (use a food processor)
  • 4
    finely grated carrots (use a food processor)
  • 4 sm
    cans of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 sm
    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

How To Make kimmel christmas cheese soup

  • 1
    Melt butter; sauté onions, celery and carrots until tender. Add broth; cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 2
    Add 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.)
  • 3
    Add sour cream and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Add sherry and stir. This serves 12-16 people.
  • 5
    The soup can be kept warm in a crockpot during your celebration.