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Cheddar Cheese Soup

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Cheese soup might sound off-limits,


Olive oil

2 tsp(s)


½ cup(s), yellow, chopped

All-purpose flour

3 tbsp(s)

Fat free chicken broth

2 cup(s)

Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

1¾ cup(s)

Table salt

tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch(es), or to taste

Fat-free skim milk

1½ cup(s)

Smoked paprika

1 tsp(s)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add flour and stir to coat. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until soup thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk and return to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth; return puree to pan and reheat soup to boiling. Remove pan from heat and whisk in cheese; stir until melted (if cheese does not completely melt, cook over low heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until melted); season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Ladle 1 1/4 cups of soup into each of 4 bowls and sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of paprika.