|Finely chopped celery||1 Tablespoon|
|Finely chopped onion||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 Tablespoon|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Instant chicken bouillon||1 Teaspoon|
|Shredded sharp process american cheese||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Place water, celery and onion in 1-cup measure.
Cover tightly and microwave on high (550 watts) until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 min [1 1/2 to 2 min]; reserve.
Place margarine in 2-cup measure [4-cup measure].
Microwave uncovered on high (550 watts) until melted, 20 to 30 sec [45 to 60 sec].
Mix in flour.
Stir in celery and onion, milk, bouillon (dry) and paprika.
Microwave uncovered until boiling, 1 1/2 to 2 min [2 1/2 to 3 1/2 min].
Stir in cheese.
Microwave uncovered on medium-high (385 watts) until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 min [1 1/2 to 2 min]; stir.
Garnish with popcorn if desired.