Thursday, April 28, 2011
Cheddar Cheese Soup
I made this soup because I forgot to buy the canned version needed for the Spinach-Cheese Casserole I was making. It turned out to be a very good soup as well but a little too cheesy for my picky eater. The little princess and both the king and queen of the house loved it though.
Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe from foodnetwork
4 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
12 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese, grated (about 4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Crumbled bacon, salsa, or creme fraiche, chopped parsley leaves, optional for garnish
I don't have heavy cream so I just use 3 cups of milk instead and just regular salt.
2. Serve in shallow bowls, topped with some crumbled crispy bacon bits, a dollop of salsa or creme fraiche, and chopped parsley, as desired. I puree the soup before serving as well.
Posted by KCK Soaps at 9:39 PM