Canadian Bacon Cheese Soup
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 8
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon, trimmed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.
  3. With a potato masher, mash vegetables several times.
  4. Add bacon; continue to simmer.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  6. Gradually whisk in milk.
  7. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick).
  8. Add vegetable mixture, stirring constantly.
  9. Remove from the heat; add cheese and pepper.
  10. Stir just until cheese is melted.