Wednesday, October 21, 2009

recipe box Wednesday

Today's recipe was found in the 'Soup' section, and it was a clipping from a magazine. No date, so I can't tell how old it is, but by the condition of the newsprint it doesn't seem ancient. This one looked really good to me today, with fall now here in full force, and I like that I can throw this in my crockpot if I want. Sounds like a good recipe for the next day I have carpool duty!

Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup
4 c. chicken broth
1 lb. carrots, grated
1 1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 c. cream
2 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. flour
1 c. water
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a large saucepan, cook carrots, celery and onions in chicken broth until tender, about 20-25 min. Add cream, milk and cheese and heat to ALMOST boiling, stirring constantly. Blend flour and water together and add to hot soup to thicken. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Or, pour in crockpot on low temp and serve up to 4 hours later. Garnish with bacon before serving, 8 servings.

I have some variations running through my head right now, like maybe dicing up some potatoes to go in it too, and using a different kind of cheese, or combos of cheeses? Maybe dicing up some red pepper in with the veggies too? The possibilities are endless...that's the best part about finding a really good soup recipe. Let me know if you try it!


  1. Oooo, that soup sounds good. I am a soup lover. However, I may have to use chicken stock instead of chicken broth... much richer. Or so I'm told. :o)


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