Cheesy Veggie Soup Recipe

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Cheesy Veggie Soup Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 29, 2023

This delicious and creamy cheesy veggie soup is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Packed with a medley of vegetables and a rich, cheesy flavor, this soup is both healthy and indulgent. It is quick and easy to make, making it a great option for a weeknight dinner. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Add the carrots, celery, bell pepper, zucchini, and corn. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. Add the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, dried thyme, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend the soup until smooth. If using a regular blender, work in batches and be careful when blending hot liquids.
  6. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and creamy.
  7. Stir in the heavy cream and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until heated through.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Using an immersion blender helps create a creamy texture without needing to transfer the soup to a blender.
  • The combination of vegetables provides a variety of flavors, textures, and nutrients.
  • Adding cheese and cream gives the soup a rich and indulgent taste.