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Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheddar Cheese Soup is robust and hearty, warming you from the inside out.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 stalks celery diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tabasco to taste optional
  • Garnish with Croutons


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery and carrots and sprinkle with the flour.
  • Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes and add the chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Once it has started to boil, turn the heat to low and and simmer for 45 until thickened.
  • Puree the mixture until smooth. (If using a blender, let the mixture cool before blending. After blending, return to the pot.)
  • With the pot on very low heat, add half and half, cheese, and the dry mustard.
  • Heat until the cheese is melted and season with salt and pepper and tabasco if you choose.
  • Garnish with croutons.