Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a warm, comforting soup. Perfect as a side or the main event. I like to double this recipe if I am serving more than two. I also like extra cheese. If you desire a little extra spice, add some chili powder or cayenne. I obtained this from a traveler's internet cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and celery in butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add carrot, potato and 3/4 cup water; bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until potato is tender (about 15 minutes)
  4. Stir in milk, salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring often.
  5. In a small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water; stir into soup mixture.
  6. Cook and stir until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in cheese until melted.
  9. Sprinkle each serving with a pinch of paprika.
Most Helpful

This soup was very good. However I did add a bit of hot curry and a vegetable boullion cube to it. I also found the soup to thick, so I increased the amount of milk. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making in again.

WendyinGermany February 05, 2006

Another 5* review!
I doubled the recipe, added garlic with the onion, used veggie stock, omitted the celery & I pureed the soup then added the flour/cornflour mix a bit at a time, while stirring, til it reached a consistency I was happy with before adding the cheese.
A rich, comforting Winter dish.....we loved it! :)

Rhiannon and Matt May 30, 2011

Very thick and tasty. I wish I would have doubled the recipe! I used sharp white cheddar, so mine wasn't as "golden" in color. I will make this again, but I'll make sure to double the recipe. Thanx for sharing.

*Parsley* March 16, 2007