Cheddar Cheese Soup

I’ve never been to Epcot. I really want to go, if for nothing else but the foods from the various places around the world. I might take in a few rides too, but I’m all about the food first. So since I haven’t been there I can’t really say for sure that this cheddar cheese soup is a copycat of the Canadian cheese soup you can get at the Le Cellier Steakhouse. I do know that this soup is crazy good, though. Heavenly good. Creamy. A bit smoky thanks to the bacon. A just a slight kick of heat.

Cheddar Cheese Soup

I used the best white cheddar I could find, and although you can go with a cheap brand, I think a quality cheese can really make this dish, while a lesser one can just make it ‘ok’. So splurge on a good cheese and you’ll be glad you did.

Also try my creamy pimento cheese soup.

Cheddar Cheese Soup
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Cheddar Cheese Soup

This soup is crazy good. Heavenly good. Creamy. A bit smoky thanks to the bacon. A just a slight kick of heat.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar, cheese, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 574kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add bacon to a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often, until the bacon starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the red onion, celery, and butter. Sauté until the onion softens, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour. Stir, and continue stirring for 4-5 minutes until the flour is cooked over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add milk. Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer slowly for 15 minutes.
  • Remove pot from the heat and stir in cheese, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste until the cheese is melted.
  • Stir in warm beer.
  • Serve garnished with chopped green onions if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 797mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 563mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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