Cheddar Cheese and Asparagus Soup

Cheddar Cheese and Asparagus Soup
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (12 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch grated nutmeg

Make It

1. Melt butter in heavy, medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add asparagus and garlic; saute about 5 minutes. Gradually blend in flour; cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually stir in 1 cup milk and cheese; cook, stirring, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and smooth.

3. Stir in remaining milk, mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Gently heat, stirring, until soup is hot.

4. To serve, remove garlic. Garnish with shredded cheese if you wish.