Cheese Soup

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Loaded with vegetables, this creamy Cheese Soup is  colorful, hearty, and delicious!

This creamy and delicious Cheese Soup is a yummy way to get your daily vegetables!

I got this Cheese Soup recipe way back in high school and it was always a favorite.  Lately I’ve been trying so many great soup recipes that I kind of forgot about it. It’s been awhile since we had it and I forgot how much I enjoy it.

Cheese Soup with vegetables - lower in fat than most recipes, this cheese soup is simply delicious!We had it last night with a batch of homemade pretzels and it was divine. The first time I tried it, it had peas in it, but we prefer broccoli. We’re having leftovers for dinner tonight and I can hardly wait. There’s nothing quite like homemade bread and soup. Great comfort food!

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Cheese Soup

Yield: 12 servings

Cheese Soup

Cheese Soup
Creamy cheesy soup loaded with fresh vegetables.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cheese Soup
  • 4 carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 6 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4-6 potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chicken base (or chicken boullion)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3-4 cups milk
  • 16oz Velveeta (cubed) or Cheese Whiz
  • Notes:

Instructions

Combine carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, salt, chicken base, and water in a 6 quart pot. Cook over medium high heat till tender, 10-15 minutes. Add broccoli during last five minutes of cooking time.

In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour till smooth. Whisk in about 2 1/2 cups of the milk. Whisk constantly over medium heat till sauce thickens and boils. Boil for at least one minute. Add to veggies.

Stir in cheese and remaining milk and heat over medium low heat till cheese melts.

Notes

-The original recipe called for 3/4 cup butter, but I have been making it with less fat for years and no one ever misses it!
-This makes a really chunky soup, so you can use less veggies if you prefer.


 

We like to serve this soup with:

Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits
Homemade Rolls
Cornmeal Rolls
Super Easy Bread Bowls


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