This creamy cheese soup is delicious on a cold winter day!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter or margarine. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until flour has blended with onion mixture.

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  • Add chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Add milk and heat just to boiling, stirring constantly.

  • In covered blender at medium speed, blend about 1/4 of soup mixture at a time until smooth. Return to saucepan and, over medium heat, heat just to boiling. Remove from heat.

  • With wire whisk or slotted spoon, stir in cheese until melted. If cheese does not melt completely, cook over very low heat about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Nutrition Facts

479.2 calories; 26.1 g protein; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 109.5 mg cholesterol; 956.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
After getting 3 cavities filled this made a comforting dinner that was easy to prepare. Only word of advice is turn the heat down when you add the onions to the butter or they will burn! This is versatile as I was eating it I was thinking of all the things I could add to it: cubed ham potatoes unseasoned croutons crumbled bacon etc. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2004
This soup didn't have enough of a cheesy taste for me. I had only bought enough cheese for the recipe so I had to add a can of campbells nacho cheese soup to the pot. This wasnt the flavor that I was hoping for but it was okay. Read More
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99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
After getting 3 cavities filled this made a comforting dinner that was easy to prepare. Only word of advice is turn the heat down when you add the onions to the butter or they will burn! This is versatile as I was eating it I was thinking of all the things I could add to it: cubed ham potatoes unseasoned croutons crumbled bacon etc. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
After getting 3 cavities filled this made a comforting dinner that was easy to prepare. Only word of advice is turn the heat down when you add the onions to the butter or they will burn! This is versatile as I was eating it I was thinking of all the things I could add to it: cubed ham potatoes unseasoned croutons crumbled bacon etc. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
This is a great soup. I used low sodium broth (boxed)and left the soup unblended. It was great with the pieces of onion in it. I know it's not Fall yet but it sounded so good I tried it in August. My family really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
Thank you Maureen! This recipe for cheese soup is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I had this soup back in the 80s at a very nice restraunt in the Old Port (Portland ME) here. They have since closed and how I have MISSED having this. We top it with bacon pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
I've made this a few times and I could never get it really creamy until I used velveeta. It's a wonderful soup and I will make it for years to come thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
This is a winner! Use New York State Sharp Cheddar which is worth the extra few pennies. I also used low-sodium broth since the cheese tends to be a bit salty. You can always add more salt if you prefer but it's better to start low and work up! Thanks for a terrific soup that is worthy of company! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
I have 3 1/2 lb blocks of frozen cheese that just crumble into 100000 little bits when thawed and this was a perfect way to use some of that cheese. I liked the texture and the soup kept well in the refrigerator. I also mixed in some leftover nacho beef and made nacho soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2007
Quick easy and delicious. Plenty of room for experimentation too - broccoli cauliflower blue cheese etc etc. Nice recipe Maureen. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
Very comforting and tasty. When I served mine I put a dollop of sour cream with crumble bacon and a little grated cheese on top. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2009
Without a doubt the BEST SOUP I have ever had!! So simple yet so delicious. My daughter does not eat soup she loved it! I added corn for a bit of lump fantastic. I will make this often. Fantastic. Xtra-Sharp cheddar gave it a nice taste as well. Try this for a little added protien add a can of tiny shrimp to the recipe you won't be disapointed. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2004
This soup didn't have enough of a cheesy taste for me. I had only bought enough cheese for the recipe so I had to add a can of campbells nacho cheese soup to the pot. This wasnt the flavor that I was hoping for but it was okay. Read More
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