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Eat like those on Downton Abbey with this silky smooth Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup. During the Edwardian era, this soup would be served whenever there were special guests present.

Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

Eat like those on Downton Abbey with this silky smooth Royal Cheddar Cheese Soup. During the Edwardian era, this soup would be served whenever there were special guests present.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups grated Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, potatoes and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender. (You may need to do this in 2 batches.) Process until pureed.
  4. To the soup pan, whisk the mustard into the cream. Stir the pureed mixture back into the soup pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the Cheddar cheese into the soup and keep stirring until the cheese has melted.
  6. Ladle the soup into soup bowls and garnish with the chopped chives.

Recipe Notes:

slightly adapted from: Edwardian Cooking