Calico Cheese Soup Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCourse
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Butter/Margarine4 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed with garlic press
 Fresh bread pieces2 Cup (32 tbs) (About 6 Slices Crustless Firm White Bread)
 Onion12 Ounce, chopped (1 Large Onion)
 Carrots2 , peeled and chopped
 Chopped celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 All purpose flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Ground red pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon (Cayenne)
 Canned chicken broth/Old-fashioned chicken broth3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Half and half/Light cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sharp cheddar cheese8 Ounce, shredded to 2 cups

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2315 Calories from Fat 1337

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 158 g243.6%

Saturated Fat 89.7 g448.7%

Trans Fat 4.2 g

Cholesterol 522.1 mg174%

Sodium 2556.7 mg106.5%

Total Carbohydrates 133 g44.4%

Dietary Fiber 15.8 g63.1%

Sugars 31.4 g

Protein 91 g182.6%

Vitamin A 524.1% Vitamin C 64.6%

Calcium 205.7% Iron 46.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. In medium bowl, combine melted butter and garlic. Add bread cubes, tossing to coat. Spread cubes in single layer in small baking pan. Bake, stirring once, until golden, about 15 minutes; set aside to cool.
2. In large saucepan, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, about 10 minutes.
3. With wire whisk, stir in flour and ground red pepper until blended; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth and half-and-half until smooth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Stir in Cheddar; heat until melted (do not boil). Serve with croutons.