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Cheesy Vegetable Soup

How to make the best gluten-free cheddar cheese soup - Really delicious! It's loaded with fresh veggies and lots of cheese. Super quick and easy, this is the best comfort food for families in fall and winter. Low carb.

We try to cook a new recipe every week or two. It keeps our dinner rotation fresh and interesting, and it allows us to sample all different kinds of cuisine.

With this in mind, Joe and I were excited to join a Sargento® campaign where participants have to create a recipe using a secret basket of ingredients. What a fun project!

Talk about exciting! So the challenge is to create a comfort food recipe using the following ingredients:

  • Sargento Sharp Cheddar Fine Cut Cheese
  • Cauliflower
  • Cremini mushrooms (sometimes called baby bellas or baby portabellos)
  • Leeks

When I think of comfort food, I immediately think of creamy, cheesy soup.

The cheeseburger soup we make is my ultimate comfort food. So Joe and I put our heads together and came up with this cheesy vegetable soup.

Most vegetable soups have a tomato base, which is delicious, but I wanted to start with something creamy and cheesy.

This recipe is perfect – it includes all the fresh veggies (and you could certainly include more variety if you wanted), and the cheesy base is rich and thick.

I think you’re going to love this soup as much as we do. It’s definitely going to get a spot in our regular dinner rotation.

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Cheesy Vegetable Soup
  1. Melt butter in a large pot. Sauté leeks, carrots, and garlic until tender.
  2. Add mushrooms, cauliflower, mustard powder, and Worcestershire sauce with 3 cans of the chicken broth. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  3. Reduce heat. Add cream and cheese and stir constantly until completely melted and well blended.
  4. Combine cornstarch with remaining can of chicken broth. Add to soup gradually to thicken.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped leeks, cauliflower, and bacon to serve.
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