Vegetable Cheese Soup


Today I have a simple cheesy vegetable soup recipe for you.  Unlike my other easy cheesy vegetable soup, this one does not use processed cheese.  You just use regular shredded cheese for this one.  It also comes together in about 45 minutes and is basically made in one pot.  The vegetables are added in stages so they all turn out nice and tender.  So simple, so easy, and so cheesy!

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Vegetable Cheese Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (10¾ oz) can of chicken broth
  • 2 tsp or 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups diced potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups milk (I used skim)
  • ½ cup flour
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, combine the chicken broth, bouillon, and onion. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the celery, carrots, and butter. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes and simmer until tender - about 20 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk and flour together until smooth.
  5. Gradually add the milk mixture to the vegetable mixture stirring constantly.
  6. Add shredded cheese and cayenne. Blend until cheese in melted. Serves 6.

Adapted from a Junior League cookbook, I believe it was this one I got it from.

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8 comments on “Vegetable Cheese Soup

  • Thank you for publishing a soup without Velveeta, which I never seem to have! I subbed about 1/3 the cheddar with American singles (the horror!) and used freshly shredded sharp cheddar for the rest, and subbed chopped broccoli and cauliflower for the potatoes (cut down cooking time until just tender,) as I was craving California medley soup. It was very creamy, leading me to wonder if gritty soup complaints on other recipes with real cheddar are from the additives to pre-shredded cheese. THANK YOU for the adaptable, wonderful recipe!

  • I made this last night and two other times. I like to play around with the ingredients a little, adding or subtracting where needed. I use whatever veggies I have available too. Last night was cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, potatoes and onion. IT WAS AWESOME! For added flavor I add extra bouillon and extra sharp cheddar/Monterey Jack cheeses.

  • Soup is amazing during this time of year. Having something warm and soothing to heat you up after a cold day is just what you need to unwind. Plus, a cheesy soup that incorporates a heavy dose of our favorite ingredient is even better!

  • Vegetable Cheese Soup is looking tasty .. *mouth watering*

  • Wonderful creamy soup!

  • Made this tonight. Yum!
    (missing when to add bouillon – added with broth)

  • I’m always looking for good soup recipes. This looks simple and tasty. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • This looks awesome and I will make it next week on soup day. We have soup at least once a week.

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