Cheddar Soup

Cheddar Soup Recipe
Photo: William Meppem

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 364 mg
Calories 281
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 15 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Fat 18 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 15 mg
Satfat 10 g
Sodium 713 mg


2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
5 cups chicken broth
1 medium baking potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound Cheddar, preferably white, grated (2 cups)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


In a large saucepan, cook the celery, carrots, and apple in the oil over medium heat until softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the chicken broth and potatoes; cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Puree the soup in a blender or food processor. Return to saucepan and whisk in the Cheddar and Worcestershire. Season to taste with salt. Serve with croutons or crusty bread.

Kay Chun,

Real Simple

October 2001