Hot, rich and creamy, Paula Deen's cheddar soup is pure comfort food. Try making a creamy cheddar soup on a cold winter day. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. You'll just love the sharp taste that the cheddar cheese brings to this creamy soupy.
Ingredients for cheddar cheese soup:
* 1 small onion, diced
* 2 large pimentos, diced
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
* 1 1/2 cups cream
* 3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar
* 1/2 cup green onions
* Salt and black pepper
* Dash cayenne pepper, optional
* Suggested Serving: your favorite bread or croutons
In a saucepan, saute onion and pimentos in butter for 5 to 7 minutes. Blend in flour. Add stock and cream. Cook until thick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add 1/4 cup green onions, salt and pepper, to taste, and cayenne if desired. Garnish with remaining green onions.