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Cheese/Pepper Soup

Every time we have a church fellowship supper, people ask me to bring this soup. I don't mind making it over and over-it's so easy to prepare! I also like serving this spicy Southwest soup when Northern friends visit-and fixing it for my husband and our two children all the year through.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) process cheese sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


  • Combine carrots, celery and green onion in water; cook until tender. Set aside. Saute onion in butter until limp; stir in the flour and blend well. Do not brown. Combine milk and broth; bring to boil. Whisk in onion/flour mixture. Add cheese sauce, cayenne, salt and pepper if desired, and mustard. Slowly stir in vegetables and water they were cooked in. Bring just to a boil; serve immediately. Add cayenne gradually to taste.

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  • MrsAdams2007
    Nov 24, 2010

    I don't know what went wrong with this recipe...I completely followed the directions and was left with a giant bowl of flavorless queso! A horrible waste of ingredients and time. My husband is on his way to get a pizza! :(

  • Isolda
    Jan 17, 2010

    This is a great favorite in my family. I have added broccoli and that always goes over well, too.