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.