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Country Cheese Soup

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Sharp cheddar adds just the right amount of cheese flavor to this creamy soup. Serve it alongside sandwiches for a hearty lunch or light supper.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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what you need

1/3
cup  shredded carrot
1/3
cup  thinly sliced celery
2
Tbsp.  finely chopped green pepper
2
Tbsp.  finely chopped onion
1/4
cup  (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/3
cup  flour
1
tsp.  salt
Dash  black pepper
5
cups  milk
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) CRACKER BARREL Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded (2 cups)

Make It

COOK vegetables in butter in large saucepan on medium heat until tender, stirring frequently.

ADD flour and seasonings; mix well. Cook 2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.

ADD cheese; cook until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through, stirring constantly. Do not boil.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size It Up
Savor every spoonful of this indulgent soup. One serving goes a long way on flavor.
Special Extra
Stir in 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) or white pepper with the other seasonings.
Great Substitute
Prepare as directed, using KRAFT Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Or, for a quick and easy alternative, use KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
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