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Cheese Vegetable Soup

No recipe image available.Most kids love cheese, making this a great soup to get them to eat their veggies. Boost the nutritional value of this tasty soup by adding cooked asparagus, broccoli, corn, spinach and/or squash.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups bouillon or broth
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 pound Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Sauté onions lightly. Add flour, baking soda and seasonings; blend well. Slowly add milk and bouillon to butter-flour mixture, stirring constantly to make a smooth white sauce.
  2. Add vegetables and cheese cubes. Simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and cheese is melted. Do not boil. (If soup boils, it may curdle.)
  3. Serve garnished with parsley.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.