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Cheddar-Ale Soup

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  35 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes
  6 servings, 1 3/4 cups each
Take the chill off a cold winter's night with this creamy cheese- and beer-lover's soup. Make it a meal: Serve with hearty whole-grain farm bread and a salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon  canola oil
1   large onion, chopped
1 12-ounce bottle  beer, preferably ale
2 18-ounce bags  precooked diced peeled potatoes (see Tip)
1 14-ounce can  vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup  water
2 1/2 cups  nonfat or low-fat milk
1/4 cup  all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups  shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1   small red bell pepper, thinly sliced or finely chopped

Tip: Look for precooked diced potatoes in the refrigerated section of most supermarket produce departments—near other fresh, prepared vegetables.


Substitution tip: Peel 2 1/4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and boil until tender (about 15 minutes).
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DIRECTIONS
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add beer; bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Add potatoes, broth and water; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and mash the potatoes with a potato masher to the desired consistency.


Whisk milk and flour and add to the soup. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 1/4 cups cheese and stir until melted. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bell pepper.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   6 servings, 1 3/4 cups each
Calories: 395
Fat. Total: 12g
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates, Total: 52g
Fat, Saturated: 6g
Fiber: 5g
Cholesterol: 29mg
Sodium: 387mg
% Cal. from Fat: 27%
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Rating: 5
by: Rose Ann Reviewed: 11/07/2009
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Have fun with this recipe using different beers (like pumpkin ale) and different cheeses like gouda.
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