Spicy Cheese Soup

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Serving: Makes 10 servings.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

3. Rinse fresh produce.

4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, celery and carrots and sauté for 10 minutes or until very soft.

5. Reduce heat to medium-low, add flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes with a whisk. Note: Although mixture will bubble as it cooks, do not let flour stick to pan or turn brown. Wash hands after handling raw flour.

6. Slowly add chicken broth, a little at a time, stirring until mixture is smooth. Add milk and continue to stir.

7. Add liquid smoke, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

8. Remove from heat, pour into a large bowl add 3 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese and pepper and stir until cheese is melted.

9. Using an immersion blender, carefully puree until smooth; return pot to heat. Let cook at a low boil for 5 minutes so flavors blend.

10. Serve immediately or keep warm over very low heat. Garnish with remaining cheese and crumbled bacon.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories: 468 (Calories from Fat: 315)
Total Fat: 35g (Saturated Fat: 21g)
Protein: 17g
Total Carbohydrates: 21g (Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 5g)
Cholesterol: 96mg
Sodium: 637mg