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Cream of Cabbage Soup

 Cream of Cabbage Soup
Meet the Cook: There were 11 children in my family when I was growing up, and my husband and I have seven grown children (and now eight grandchildren). Need less to say, I have been cooking ever since I could handle a spoon. People love this soup's flavor and creamy cheese consistency. I've given the recipe to friends, who've varied it a little. One substituted summer squash and zucchini for the r
12-14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced peeled rutabaga
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pepper to taste
  • Additional milk, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, bring water and bouillon to a boil.
  • Add potatoes, onion, rutabaga and carrots. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 5 minutes. Add cabbage, celery and green pepper; simmer,

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Cream of Cabbage Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • uncovered, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add
  • garlic, salt and dill. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour;
  • cook and stir over medium heat until golden brown. Gradually add
  • milk and broth, stirring until smooth. Add cheese, thyme and pepper;
  • cook on low until cheese is melted. Stir into vegetable mixture;
  • simmer for 5 minutes. Thin with milk if needed. Yield: 12-14
  • servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 278 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 1,024 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.