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How to Cook Cheese Soup

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Cheese soup is a tasty and unique dish. There are many recipes for how to cook it, but the classic recipe will help you to master the essential parts.

5-Minute Crafts will show you the classic recipe for cheese soup that is suitable even for those who don’t have much experience with cooking.

Kitchen utensils

For cooking cheese soup you’ll need:

  • A 1-gallon pot
  • An immersion blender

  • A cutting board

  • A knife

Ingredients

  • 850 g cream cheese
  • 750 g of potatoes
  • 650 ml 2% milk
  • 650 ml light cream
  • 500 ml of water
  • 0.5 tsp of salt

Cooking method

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into small pieces.

  • Boil the potatoes without salt for 15-20 minutes. You can add a small piece of thyme in the process — it will give a nice aroma to the dish.

  • Drain the water from the pot where you boiled the potatoes.

  • Pour milk into the pot with the boiled potatoes.

  • Cook them over low heat for 5-7 minutes. The milk should start boiling — small bubbles should appear.

  • Add the cream cheese to the pot.

  • Keep boiling everything over low heat for several minutes. The cheese should start to melt. Don’t increase the heat as the soup can burn easily.

  • Add cream and salt.

  • Keep boiling for several more minutes over low heat, stirring it constantly.

  • Blend the soup with the help of an immersion blender.

  • If the soup is too thick (this will depend on the type of cream cheese you used), add up to 500 ml of boiling hot water to it. The amount of water depends on the consistency you want to get. Mix thoroughly with a blender, whisk, or spoon.

  • Serve the cheese soup hot. Top it off with wheat or rye croutons, hard cheese flakes, or fried bacon shavings.

Bonus: How to cook wheat-bread croutons in the oven

  • Heat up the oven to 350°F on the convection setting or to 400°F in the “top-bottom” setting.

  • Cut wheat bread into similar-size cubes and put them on a baking plate or onto a baking tray.

  • Sprinkle sunflower oil over the cubes of bread. It is super-convenient if you can find it in a spray bottle.

  • Add salt.

  • Bake the croutons in the oven for 10-15 minutes. It’s recommended to stir the croutons once after 5 minutes so that they get baked evenly.

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