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Quick Savory Cheese Soup

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

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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced chives, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 402 calories, 28g fat (19g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 1088mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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