Cheddar Cheese Soup

Want a simple yet delicious supper? Grab a crusty loaf of bread at the deli and whip up a green salad. This soup will make it all memorable.
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-2/3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (red or green) or Cholula sauce or your favorite hot sauce
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Preparation:
  1. Using a heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until well mixed. Keep stirring briskly for one or two minutes until the flour is "cooked." Gradually add the broth and milk, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium to medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 8 minutes until mixture has thickened somewhat and comes to a boil.
  2. Stir in the pepper, pimiento, wine, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, and again bring heat just to the boiling point, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat, add the cheese, and stir until completely melted and soup is smooth. Serve immediately.
  4. Makes about 5 cups.

Kitchen tools you'll need:Saucepan, Soup Bowls

Total time: 30 Min

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