Bacon-Topped Cheese Soup
Cuisine: American
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon; chopped
  • 1/2 Cup celery; finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup carrot; finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup onion; finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup green pepper; finely chopped
  • 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Cups half-and-half
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 can clear chicken broth; 14 ounces
  • 2 Cups Cheddar cheese; shredded
Garnishes
  • black pepper, freshly grated
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Place bacon in a 3 Quart casserole; cover and microwave at HIGH 6 to 9 minutes or until done. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving drippings in casserole; set bacon aside.
  2. Add vegetables to drippings; microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Blend in four, salt, and pepper; stir well. Gradually stir in half-and-half, milk, and chicken broth.
  3. Cover and microwave at HIGH 7 to 11 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring at 2 minute intervals. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Cover and microwave at MEDIUM 2 minutes.
  4. Top each serving with shredded Cheddar, bacon and a generous grinding of black pepper. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/bacon-topped-cheese-soup/2596/