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Canadian Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


8 servings (2 quarts)

My family loves Canadian bacon, but I don't run across a lot of dishes that call for this pork product. Everyone was thrilled the first time I offered this succulent soup. Jolene Roudebush, Troy, Michigan
Canadian Cheese Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon, trimmed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. With a potato masher, mash vegetables several times. Add bacon; continue to simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Add vegetable mixture, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; add cheese and pepper. Stir just until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 252 calories, 11g fat (0 saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 402mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • MeganNokes
    Sep 26, 2012

    when i first made this recipe from the magazine, i didn't know that Americans called peameal "Canadian bacon" so i just used regular bacon and it turned out very well! love how simple it is!

  • angelasandoval
    Jan 21, 2012

    I had expected the Canadian bacon to really stand out in this soup. Instead it came off more as just sort of a ho-hum vegetable cheese soup...not bad but we didn't find it in any way exceptional.

  • stinkaroo
    Jan 9, 2010

    i would give it 5 stars,simple to make and tastes very good,simple and delicios i say.