Thursday, January 20, 2011

CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP

We have been having a cold snap here in Central TX. Soup is a comfort food and tasted especially good when our heat went out last week! Thankfully it was a cheap fix and we had emergency fund money to cover the cost(thanks Dave Ramsey!) I found this recipe and had to try it. We loved the Worcestershire sauce at the end. It added a nice flare to the soup.


1/2 stick butter
2 cups chopped onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups half and half (I used 1 cup half and half and 1/2 c 1 % milk)
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar
Worcestershire sauce

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium high heat and add onions, celery and garlic. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

Mix in flour and spices and stir. Stir in broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Strain solids out and return liquid to pot.

Add half and half to soup and bring to simmer. Add cheese in handfuls and stir until each addition is melted. Season to take with salt and pepper. Serve with Worcestershire sauce drizzled on top.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful. I've been thinking about making some cheese soup!

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