Herbed Cheese Soup

Course : Cheeses
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Dash ground black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups half-and-half
8 ounces cream cheese -- cubed
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds -- crushed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried dillweed
1 bunch Fresh chives -- for garnish
 

Preparation / Directions:

* Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and next 5 ingredients. Cook 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually add broth and half-and-half, and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth. * Add cheese and next 4 ingredients; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes, whisking constantly. Garnish, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information:

351 Calories (kcal); 33g Total Fat; (82% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 95mg Cholesterol; 804mg Sodium


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