Cheesy Veggie Soup

Cheesy Veggie Soup

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  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Serving: 4

Warm and hearty cheese and veggie soup recipe that will please the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large leek
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 turnip
  • 1 large potato
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream
  • 10 1.2 ounces grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mix of parsley, tarragon, and chives
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Chop onion, thinly slice leek, and dice all veggies.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter then cook onion, leek, and garlic, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in stock, making sure to stir well. Bring to a boil as you add remaining stock.
  4. Stir in the rest of the vegetables, thyme, and bay leaf. Cook at a gentle roll, covered, for 35 minutes
  5. Take out thyme branches and leaf, lower heat, and stir in cream.
  6. After 5 minutes begin adding cheese by the handfuls, stirring the entire time and making sure cheese is melted before next addition.
  7. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm.

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