Quick Savory Cheese Soup Recipe
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Quick Savory Cheese Soup Recipe

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This delicious soup recipe was shared by a friend and instantly became a hit with my husband. Its big cheese flavor blends wonderfully with the flavor of the vegetables. I first served this creamy soup as part of a holiday meal, but now we enjoy it throughout the year. -Dee Falk, Stromsburg, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 402 calories, 28 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 1,088 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add carrot and celery; simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add to milk mixture and stir until blended. Add cheeses. Cook and stir until melted (do not boil). Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Cheese Soup in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 402 calories, 28 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 1,088 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Quick Savory Cheese Soup

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

Just made this for lunch. I only had skim milk so I used that, thinking all the cheese would thicken the soup enough. It didn't. Also, I should have remembered catmom2011's warning that it takes more than twice the time to soften the carrots and celery. I didn't. Next time, I will take the time to do that and I will buy whole milk or at least 2%. Other wise, the soup had a good flavor.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2011

This recipe was extremely successful! Took just about 25 minutes from start to finish as described. It has a delicate and very cheesy flavor. It got rave reviews at my dinner table and I was asked to keep this one on top of my recipe pile! Did not alter anything about the recipe, did notice however that it took longer than 5 minutes (more like 8-11) to soften the carrots and celery. I found 2 medium sized carrots and 3 medium sized celery stocks made the 1/2 cup requirement perfectly. Would not change a thing. LOVE LOVE LOVE. If you are looking for something delicate, cheesy and that you will want to have bowl after bowl of, this is the recipe for you!! I was sad to see the bottom of my soup bowl so I licked the pot in which I cooked it in as well. A++++

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Reviewed May. 5, 2010

I serve this soup with unbuttered popcorn to our six children. They've loved it for years! It's sooo good & easy to make!

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

Savory Cheese soup, very good! Even my picky husband liked it. Easy to make.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

This soup was SOOO good, thanks!

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