Cheddar Cheese Soup

If this isn’t soup season I don’t know what is. I know I have been all about the snow the last few days, but when your driveway looks like this…

…it’s hard to discuss anything else. So now is the time to break out the warm and comforting soup recipes, and this one is one of my old favorites. It is a creamy, cheesy soup that is spiced up just a little bit by shaking some paprika and a little bit of Worcestershire sauce on top. As usual, I highly recommend Cabot Vermont cheddar, and for me, the sharper the better…but you decide how sharp you want to go.

Some warm crusty bread, a glass of red wine, some cheddar cheese soup, and we all might just make it through to spring.

Here’s the recipe!

CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP
Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheddar Cheese Soup

Ingredients

1/2 stick butter
2 cups chopped onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups half and half
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar
Worcestershire sauce

Directions

1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium high heat and add onions, celery and garlic. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
2. Mix in flour and spices and stir. Stir in broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Strain solids out and return liquid to pot.
3. Add half and half to soup and bring to simmer. Add cheese in handfuls and stir until each addtion is melted. Season to take with salt and pepper. Serve with Worcestershire sauce drizzled on top.

Comments

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  1. That looks so delish! Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it :-)

  2. Sinful Southern Sweets says:

    Cheese soup!?!? Now that looks sinful!! Anything with cheese just has to be fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds so nice right now. I bet it would be good with a garnish of sauteed asparagus bits. Hhm?

  4. Kate Morgan Jackson says:

    Oh yes. Or, um, bacon.

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    A big bowl of soup would be perfect with this cold snowy weather. I'm just happy it's March…perhaps this means no more snow. One can only hope :)

  6. Lovely photos! That soup recipe sounds so creamy, rich, and satisfying!

  7. courgarmom says:

    All your recipes sound so delicious! I think I'll try making a few and let you know how they turned out. I like trying new dishes especially with a family of 6 and we're trying to eat right. i will have to try you Cheese soup…

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    Wow I love cheddar cheese, and so far I have tried many dishes containing this kind of cheese, but this is the first time I hear about cheese soup! I can not wait to try it

  9. Wonderful soup, especially with popcorn on top, everyone had such fun adding handfuls as they ate.

  10. JASON'S DELI HAS A VERY GOOD CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP. I SAW WHAT WAS IN THEIRS AND TRIED TO DUPLICATE IT AT HOME. WAS UNIMAGINABLY SUCCESSFUL. MINE TASTED BETTER THAN JASON'S DELI SOUP.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just tried this – pretty good. It's a very good bread dip.

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