Creamy Pimiento Cheese Soup

Creamy Pimiento Cheese Soup

Ingredients

• 2 t. butter

• 1/2 c. chopped onion

• 3 4-oz. jars pimientos, well drained

• 2 T. flour

• 1/2 t. dry mustard

• 1/4 t. cayenne pepper

• 2 1/2 cups chicken broth

• 4-oz. sharp cheddar, shredded

• 1/4 c. whipping cream

• 1/4 t. white pepper

Directions

• Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

• Add onions and saute until wilted.

• Add pimientos and cook until onions are soft but not brown (approx. 5 min.).

• Sift in flour and stir until golden (approx. 2 min.).

• Stir in mustard, cayenne and 1/2 c. broth until well-blended.

• Puree mixture in food processor, then return it to the saucepan.

• Add remaining broth and bring to a simmer.

• Stir in cheese, cream and pepper and continue to simmer until thoroughly heated.