That crisp Fall air is nice on a sunny day, but it really can be chilly when it’s overcast. When cooler arrives in our neck of the woods, that always means cozy, comforting, warm meals. Among those, soups are always one of my favorites. To me, there’s nothing more inviting than the smell of homemade soup simmering on the stove all day when there is a chill in the air. Creamy soups are often more of an indulgence, but that’s what I am sharing with you all today. This Cheesy Chicken & Vegetable Soup is one of my family’s favorite meals!
This Cheesy Chicken & Vegetable Soup is one of those soups you can most likely prepare with items that you already have on hand. Tender chicken is mixed with a variety of sauteed vegetables in a creamy Cheddar cheese to give you a warming soup your family will love.
I hate it when I decide to make something really good and come to find that I am missing a few ingredients. Most of the time that happens when it’s nap time, and well, you guessed it, I am most definitely not waking up my little one to run to the store. This soup really is simple and has really basic ingredients. This soup always seems to use up a lot of little things here and there that I have saved in the refrigerator like extra chopped veggies and chicken, and I love that!
You start out softening your vegetables. I usually add the tougher ones first like the carrots and broccoli and then continue adding the vegetables while stirring until they are all soft- it takes about 20 minutes total.
Then I take the vegetables out of the pot and place them in a large bowl so I can make the soup base, that yummy creamy cheddar cheese base!
After melting some butter, you then add the flour, whisk until smooth and slowly add the heavy cream and milk…I know- naughty!
When that mixture thickens you are going to want to cover the pot and let it simmer on low for about 20 minutes to thicken up.
After the 20 minutes, add the vegetables along with the chopped chicken (you can always use a rotisserie chicken) back to the pot.
Cover the pot again and allow that to simmer for 20 more minutes.
When the 20 minutes is up you get to add the cheese along with a little sea salt and pepper! This is my favorite part by the way 😉
Then turn off the heat and let it cool a bit before serving because it will be very, very hot!
This soup is delicious by itself, served in homemade bread bowls, or with a loaf of fresh crusty bread. I hope you and your family give this yummy soup a try this season! Enjoy!
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