This delicious soup is best served with steaming garlic bread on the side. It will quickly become a family favorite! Calories? About a million, and worth every bite!

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Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using a large stock pot, saute onions, celery and garlic powder in butter, over low heat until onions are tender.

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  • Slowly stir in flour with 1 cup of chicken broth to make a rue. Stir until well mixed.

  • Add 3 cups chicken broth, carrots, potatoes, parsley, pepper and dill. Bring to a boil and then add milk and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted, reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 51.8mg 17% DV; sodium 737.1mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2008
This is a great meal on a cool night. I will saute onions carrots celery and potatoes next time and then let them boil together after adding the broth for quite awhile longer to make sure they all get tender. I also added fresh mushrooms and I highly recommend it. I felt they added a lot to the soup. Some frozen peas at the end was nice as well. Give it a try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2007
Just didn't do it for me Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2008
This is a great meal on a cool night. I will saute onions carrots celery and potatoes next time and then let them boil together after adding the broth for quite awhile longer to make sure they all get tender. I also added fresh mushrooms and I highly recommend it. I felt they added a lot to the soup. Some frozen peas at the end was nice as well. Give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2007
Just a great hearty soup. Next time I will add more potato and onion. I went a little heavy with the celery I will cut that back a bit. You really should try this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2008
GREAT Soup I serve it every Christmas Eve and we love it! I use more potatoes and cheese like the other reviewer said and it helps to steam the veggies first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
Fantastic! used regular onion sauteed onion celery carrots and potatoes all at once.. used 4 cups of cheese added more garlic and then pureed at the end. Even the kids loved it. good way to hide vegetables from them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2004
Great recipe but steam the vegetables first and throw in some cubed ham. We used vidalia onions and sauteed the onions and celery before adding to the soup. The cheese base is SUPER delicious - you MUST try this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
So darn good! I incorporated a few suggestions from other reviewers & I bet either way this recipe is fantastic. I did increase potatoes to about 4 or 5 (they were pretty small). I used beer to just cover what potatoes the broth didn't. I added an extra cup of cheese. I sauteed the onions in olive oil for a bit & then added the carrots. And the carrots... I tried using my new food processor to chop them & I somewhat shredded them by accident. But it really worked for us! My 5yr old had 3 1/2 good size bowls. We all loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
Make it 5 star by replacing some of the broth with a can or bottle of beer of your preference. Mince your carrots celery & onion very small and skip the potatoes. The alcohol in the beer will boil off while the veggies are cooking. Don't boil once you add the cheese. Garnish each serving with some popcorn. Yummy!!! I don't like beer but I sure love this soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2011
Delicious! Unfortunately I used generic store-bought shredded cheddar cheese and it caused lots of cheesy lumps (despite adding it very slowly). Everything else about the dish was fantastic though: be sure to get quality cheese. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2007
Just didn't do it for me Read More
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