Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Fast and Easy Cheese Soup



I thought it was about time to post something savory on Food Friday. This cheese soup recipe is quick, easy, and yummy on a cold winter evening! Serve it up in a bread bowl or with this sourdough focaccia bread. Mm-mmm Good!

Quick and Easy Cheese Soup

  • 2 C water or chicken broth

  • ½ C chopped carrots

  • ½ C chopped celery

  • ¼ C chopped onion

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 2 C mashed potatoes (It’s okay to use instant potato flakes if you don’t have leftover spuds on hand.)

  • ¼ C butter

  • ¼ C flour

  • Dash of salt

  • 2 C milk

  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese (cubed Velveeta works well, too.)

Simmer vegetables in water or broth with salt and pepper for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile – Prepare a white sauce. Melt butter in large saucepan. Stir in flour and salt and cook until smooth.  Slowly add milk and cook until thickened, stirring often.  Add grated cheese to white sauce and stir until smooth.

Combine mashed potatoes with tender vegetables.  Stir cheese sauce into the vegetables.

Your soup is ready to serve!

Variations – Add chopped ham, steamed broccoli, frozen peas, or grated parmesan for a little sharpness. Garnish with salsa for a southwestern flavor!

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