Spicy Cheese Soup

Use a quality aged Cheddar for a rich, creamy taste. Using a sharp Cheddar will increase the intensity of this dish.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan and sauté the onion and celery until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the flour, cayenne pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire and stir to combine.
  • Add the milk and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, add the cheese, and stir occasionally just until the cheese is melted. Purée in a food processor or use an immersion blender.
  • Add seasoned salt and pepper. To serve, ladle hot soup into small decorative cups and sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. paprika

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan and sauté the onion and celery until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the flour, cayenne pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire and stir to combine.
  • Add the milk and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, add the cheese, and stir occasionally just until the cheese is melted. Purée in a food processor or use an immersion blender.
  • Add seasoned salt and pepper. To serve, ladle hot soup into small decorative cups and sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat17g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium1440mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars5g
Protein18g