Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cheddar Cheese Soup

I try new recipes all the time, but sometimes I hit upon one that is so good I decide that I do not need to try another version of that recipe again.  It is  the recipe to save and use over and over.  The one with all the spots on it in the recipe box.  This was that recipe for Cheddar Cheese Soup. I got this recipe from one of Paula Deen's cookbooks and you know it has some butter in it.
1 small onion, chopped
2 large pimentos, chopped (I omit this)
3 TBSP butter
3 TBSP all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cup half-n-half
3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Salt & ground black pepper
Dash of cayenne ( I use paprika, to turn down the heat a little)
2 baked potatoes peeled and chopped up (something I add)

In a saucepan, saute' onion and pimentos in butter for 5 to 7 minutes.  Blend in flour.  Add stock and half-n-half.  Cook until thick.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add salt and black pepper to taste, and cayenne if desired.  I also add the two baked potatoes (feeding teenagers).   
Yields: 4 servings
I am joining Michael  at Designs by Gollum for another Foodie Friday.  Please go over to her site and check out all the great food, and by judging from the Tablescape Thursday posts I have been reviewing, you should be seeing a lot of tablescape with that food.  Always a plus!  So pull out the crystal and have no regrets!! 


Shelia said...

I love cheese soup and I'll have to try this. I have yet to find a recipe by our southern Paula that wasn't delicious!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ButterYum said...

This sounds like a real crowd pleaser!!!


Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

That sounds yummy! I'll have to try it.


Michael Lee West said...

This looks and sounds soul satisfying. Thank you SO much for the recipe.

BGndr said...

Looks good! If it's a Paula Deen recipe, you know it's gonna taste great!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This does sound like a delicious bowl of comfort!

Sarah said...

Looks like the perfect addition to a toasted ham sandwich, or some popcorn and a movie. Yum!


lostpastremembered said...

Nothing as good as cheese soup... great recipe!

heartnsoulcooking said...

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