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Easy and Elegant Cheddar Soup

2 Comments | Written on November 27, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

I could enjoy a bowl of soup every night of the week and be perfectly happy.  Especially this time of year when a piping hot bowl of soup can warm you from the inside out.  This recipe for a creamy cheddar soup can be made in a snap, yet has an air of sophistication.

Start by selecting a bottle of your favorite dry white wine.  There’s a splash in the soup and the rest can be served with dinner!

Keep reading for the recipe…

This dish earned the Judge’s Choice award in our recent “Family Favorite” week of our Semi-Annual contest.  Round of applause to our latest weekly winner, “AngelaMarie1971!”  She says, “This is a velvety smooth creamy cheddar soup with the savory/sweet addition of vidalia onion. White wine and fresh herbs complete the flavor profile.”

Creamy Vidalia Onion Cheddar Soup with White Wine and Fresh Herbs   (click here to print recipe)

?2 Tablespoons Butter

?1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Vidalia Onion

?1/4 Cup Minced Celery

?2 Tablespoons Flour

?1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

?1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mustard

?1 Cup Milk

?1 (10 3/4 Ounce) Can Chicken Broth

?1/4 Cup Dry White Wine

?2-1/4 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

?1 Tablespoon Fresh Chives, snipped

Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the flour, pepper, and dry mustard. Slowly stir in milk and broth. Stir in white wine. Allow mixture to come to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cheese. Reduce heat to low, and stirring constantly, cook until cheese is melted. Ladle into 4 soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with fresh chives sprinkled on top.

I am also pleased to announce the winner in our “Thanksgiving” Monthly Recipe Contest.   Congratulations to “Nadine” for her “Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Whip Cream Frosting and Warm Caramel Sauce!”

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