Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe
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Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

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My husband and I live in the Dairy State of Wisconsin. So this soup is perfect, since we get to use our state's fantastic cheese and milk.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth
  • Minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

405 calories: 1 cup, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1102mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Combine the flour, mustard, paprika and salt; add to saucepan. Stir to make a smooth paste.
  2. Gradually add milk and soup; cook and stir until thick, about 10 minutes. Add the cheese and chicken broth; stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Cheddar Cheese Soup in Country Extra March 1995, p49

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"We loved this soup. I didn't use the chicken soup and used vegetable broth instead of chicken. It was wonderful!!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"This is what I've been looking for. I'm also from WI. and have been looking for the right recipe for awhile now. I will be making this soon. The only thing I would do different is add some cooked crumbled bacon to it! Yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"Wow! Wow! Wow! That is how I would describe this recipe!! It is super easy to make and absolutely delicious!! I could see this recipe easily doubled to feed a crowd and even used (with less chicken broth) as an easy fondue or cheese dip!! I will certainly make this again!!"

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