3.17 from 6 votes

St. Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup Recipe

Creamy and deliciously satisfying, this cheddar cheese soup is ready tin under an hour.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 234
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks, whites and pale green only
  • 2 potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups vegetable or meat stock (I used vegetable)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 ounces grated Kerrygold Irish Cheddar cheese (or any mild cheddar)

Instructions

  • Clean, peel, and chop the vegetables.
  • Melt the butter in a soup pot and saute the vegetables over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the stock, garlic, herbs, and seasonings. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover the pot, lower the heat and let simmer gently until the vegetables are fork tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and then puree the soup in a blender, being careful to hold down the lid. Return the soup to the pot.
  • Add the milk and cheese and heat on low, being sure that it does not come to a boil.
  • Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1-1/4 cups): 273 calories, 14.1 g fat, 22.6 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 14.2 g protein and *7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *9 WW Freestyle SmartPoints
With reduced-fat cheese and non-fat milk: 234 calories, 10.2 g fat, 22.4 g carbs, 3.4 g fiber, 14.6 g protein and *6 PointsPlus, *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints
Nutrition Facts
St. Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/4 cups)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Carbohydrates 22.4g7%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Protein 14.6g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese soup