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Calico Cheese Soup

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  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed with garlic press
  Fresh bread pieces 2 Cup (32 tbs) (About 6 Slices Crustless Firm White Bread)
  Onion 12 Ounce, chopped (1 Large Onion)
  Carrots 2 , peeled and chopped
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Cayenne)
  Canned chicken broth/Old-fashioned chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Half and half/Light cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 8 Ounce, shredded to 2 cups

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. In medium bowl, combine melted butter and garlic. Add bread cubes, tossing to coat. Spread cubes in single layer in small baking pan. Bake, stirring once, until golden, about 15 minutes; set aside to cool.
2. In large saucepan, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, about 10 minutes.
3. With wire whisk, stir in flour and ground red pepper until blended; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth and half-and-half until smooth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Stir in Cheddar; heat until melted (do not boil). Serve with croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2315 Calories from Fat 1337

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 158 g243.6%

Saturated Fat 89.7 g448.7%

Trans Fat 4.2 g

Cholesterol 522.1 mg174%

Sodium 2556.7 mg106.5%

Total Carbohydrates 133 g44.4%

Dietary Fiber 15.8 g63.1%

Sugars 31.4 g

Protein 91 g182.6%

Vitamin A 524.1% Vitamin C 64.6%

Calcium 205.7% Iron 46.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Calico Cheese Soup Recipe