In 2-quart casserole, combine carrots, potato, onion, celery and water.
Microwave at high (10) 9 to 12 minutes until potatoes are tender; stir after 5 minutes.
Blend in chicken broth and half & half.
Microwave at medium high (7) 5 to 8 minutes until heated through.
Add cheese, salt and pepper.
Micro wave at high (10) 1 to 2 minutes.