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Cheddar Cheese Soup

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 (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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 whole milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth
  • Minced chives, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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