Cheese Soup

Four Cheese Soup

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Unsalted butter
1 Med. leek-green parts only, chopped
4 cups Chicken stock - or canned low-salt broth
1 Med. potato, peeled and diced
2 cups Half and Half
3/4 cup Provolone cheese - grated
3/4 cup Parmesan - freshly grated
3/4 cup Mozzarella - grated
3/4 cup Cheedar cheese - grated
Croutons

Instructions:

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add stock and potato and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree soup in batches in processor or blender. Return soup to saucepan. Add Half and Half and bring to simmer. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Gradually add all cheeses to soup and whisk until melted. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with croutons.

Makes 6 servings

Rated 3 out of 5 stars