Cheddar Cheese Soup (Atkins)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Michelle Rogers

Atkins website.This basic cheese soup recipe is low in carbs and high in protein, making it a great vegetarian meal—but it’s tasty enough to appeal to confirmed carnivores. It also lends itself to many variations. Cooked broccoli and bacon bits make tasty add ins.

Top Review by Steve W.

Doubled the recipe. Used a small sweet onion. Used chicken broth, it's all I had. 3 cloves pressed garlic. 16 oz. of half and half, a cup of milk. Used smoked paprika. Also added 1 block of softened cream cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Whisk in thickener; cook until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.
  2. 2. Add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally, until hot. Slowly whisk in cheese until melted and thoroughly combined. Stir in paprika and salt and serve.
  3. Variations:.
  4. Jalapeño Cheddar Soup: Prepare Cheddar Cheese Soup according to instructions, adding one seeded and minced jalapeño with the shallot. Season with Tabasco sauce to taste just before serving.

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