Microwave Bacon Topped Cheese Soup
6 slices of bacon, chopped
1/2 cup of finely chopped celery
1/2 cup of finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
1/2 cup of finely chopped green pepper
1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 cup of Half-and-half
1 cup of milk
1 - 14 ounce can of clear chicken broth
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Place bacon in a 3 qt. 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
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.
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.
Top each serving with bacon.