Harvest Cheddar Soup
Fall flavors blended together for a simple meal. Try adding a fresh greens salad tossed with our Basic Vinaigrette.
- 2 cups (480 ml) vegetable broth, or chicken broth
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) white wine
- ¼ (40 g) medium onion
- ½ (50 g) celery stalk
- 2 (400 g) granny smith apples, cored, halved
- 1 (285 g) medium russet potato, cooked
- ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt, optional
- 1 cup (115 g) cheddar cheese, shredded, optional
- Place broth, wine, onion, celery, apples, potatoes, thyme, nutmeg, pepper, and salt into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed, then increase to its highest speed. Blend for 5 minutes and 45 seconds, or until heavy steam escapes the lid. Reduce speed to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug.
- Drop in cheese through the lid plug opening. Blend an additional 10 seconds.
- Garnish with sour cream and diced apples.
- Soup may vary in color depending on the types of apples and cheese that you use.
- Potato should be baked, while the veggies are raw.
- By cooking all ingredients beforehand, you will get a sweeter soup.
- This soup is an apple forward soup with rich sweetness; for a heartier flavor, use 1 apple.
- Season to taste at the end with more spices, herbs, and cheese to make it to your liking.
|Serving Size||1 serving (310 g)|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||3.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||29 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
Harvest Cheddar Soup is rated out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MacGuffin from Superb Comfort Soup First, a few minor tweaks. I sautéed the apple, celery, and onions in a little oil, then deglazed the pan with the wine (I only had extra-dry sherry on hand--it's okay as a substitute). I also substituted poultry seasoning for the thyme because thyme is its principal ingredient, plus it was what I had on hand. After Step 4, I poured the soup base into a heated container, THEN added the grated cheese--easier cleanup. The soup was delicious; however, I think one Granny will be tastier, and 1 ½ potatoes while blending will result in a texture more to my preference (a bit thinner), with the other ½ pulsed in at the end to add some "chunk." Yukon Golds are a good choice because they're very creamy and the skins, if you use them, won't discolor the soup. I noticed that a "plug" formed at the top of the container while the contents blended, so I used the tamper a few times for a perfect blend.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mntnmama49 from Apple is prominent Having read several of the reviews about the apple overtaking the flavor, I used two VERY small, rather tart apples from a tree in my own yard... I was surprised how much of the flavor, even with the cheese, was apple based. Don't get me wrong, I love apples with cheese, but with addition of the strong bitterness of the 'raw' onion, it was not that same flavor profile. I ended up adding about 12 small carrots, some ginger for heat, and some more cheese before I was satisfied with the overall taste. If I used this recipe again, I would saute the onion, or omit it all together. I did love the texture!
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Didi81 from Rich & Dynamic Flavor Delish! Made it for the first time and loved it. Second time, I had no granny smith apples so I substituted a sweeter variety. DO NOT make that mistake. It was waaaay too sweet. Oops.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by thewonderninja from Family Favorite Don't shy away from this delicious soup. The flavor is a little complex but very tasty. We make it at least once a week!
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shellydh from 2 thumb up!! We have been making this recipe for at least 2 years and it's the bomb.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steelyb14 from This is a favorite of ours We made it for our families and both had seconds and one hates soup. It was nice to know we were giving a healthier option to our families. It is one we make once a week. We used a Gala apple it's what we had on hand. I do like the idea of adding a half of a potato at the end with the pulse. One of our favorites.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michal from New household staple This recipe takes a little bit of prep work, but is so worth it. My husband and I both love this.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChristinaL from Apples are a NO Followed the recipe exactly. The taste of this soup is so strange as it has just as many Granny Smith apples as potatoes. I would throw out the white wine and replace two potatoes with the two apples.
Date published: 2017-12-29