Wisconsin Cheese Soup


Recipe Description
Posted by weekend cooker on food.com . I loved this soup, plus it's fast to make. Just what your family needs on a cold winter night!
Preparation Steps:Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Time Needed:
30 minutes
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup carrot , diced
1/4 cup celery , diced
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
chopped parsley (optional)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (8 ounce) package cold pack Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
Serves:
4 servings
Directions:
In a medium saucepan melt butter.
2
Add onion, carrots, and celery, cook until tender. If you like a bisque-type of soup, puree it at this point with a stick blender, or in batches in a blender or food processor.
3
Stir in flour, cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until bubbly.
4
Stir in baking soda.
5
Gradually stir in milk, and broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring until mixture thickens slightly, about 10-15 minutes.
6
Add cheese, and red pepper, stirring until melted and well blended.
7
Garnish with parsley.