This is a cheese soup recipe that is just cheese, no potatoes or broccoli, lightly flavored with carrots and onions. It's appealing to kids as it is, or, as my dad sometimes did, you can just leave all the vegetables out to make kids happy.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot, and cook, stirring frequently until tender. Whisk in the flour and cornstarch, and cook for about a minute stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock and milk so that no lumps form.

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  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is starting to thicken, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the baking powder, and shredded cheese, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 14.5g 29% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 25g 38% DV; cholesterol 75.7mg 25% DV; sodium 373.7mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
This soup is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except I pureed the carrots and onions in the blender with some of the broth mixture after they were cooked to make the soup perfectly smooth. The only thing I would change next time is to use sharp cheddar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2009
I followed the recipe to a T and I just wasn't that impressed. It was edible but way too many onions - I would call this recipe cheese and onion soup. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
This soup is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except I pureed the carrots and onions in the blender with some of the broth mixture after they were cooked to make the soup perfectly smooth. The only thing I would change next time is to use sharp cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
This soup is simple to make and kids love the simple taste of just good cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
Yummy tasted just like the cheese soup that was served at a restaurant I worked at years ago. I used a more expensive yellow sharp cheddar. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
If You Dont Like Processed Cheese 'Food' Try This!! I made it last night and it was really good and filling. Perfect base to add you favorite ingredients to. This is the only way I have ever been able to pull off Cheese soup. Considering the bizzare changes I made to accomidate what I had availible (broth and veggies) I was surprized that it came out perfect without any clumps or weird consistency. I started out with precooked veggies so I just added them to the roux and it was fine! This is easy and friendly as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
I LOVE cheese. This soup is so perfect I could cry. I have been looking for a recipe that uses cheddar forever! This is a keeper. Great with bread. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2009
It tasted like onions and flour. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2009
I followed the recipe to a T and I just wasn't that impressed. It was edible but way too many onions - I would call this recipe cheese and onion soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2012
I halfed the recipe and also pureed the soup before adding the cheese. It was good. I used it to mix half and half with tomato soup in a bowl for a recipe/idea I saw in Rachael Ray's magazine. It was very good with the tomato soup and some homemade coutons (cubes of bread fried in butter). I chose this recipe because it didn't call for a Velveeta-type cheese. I don't keep that on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
I would give this 6 stars if I could. Don't pay any attention to Jiggy's review. This is by far the BEST cheese soup I have ever had. Thank you for sharing.. Read More
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