I love cheese. so when American Family Insurance asked our Sunday Supper Group to participate in an event featuring cheese dishes, I was happy to join in! Thank you, Isabel from Family Foodie for hosting this event!
I’m always looking for something different from spreadable cheddar to smoky Gouda and maybe Colby, or longhorn and anything in between.
One thing I’ve found out about working with cheese is that cheese melts best in soups and sauces if you remove the pot from the heat and slowly whisk the cheese into the hot mixture. Semi-hard cheese like cheddar will blend better than a processed cheese like American. Processed cheese tends to get stringy and grainy; sometimes sinking to the bottom instead of blending in.
You also need to be careful in your recipes that you measure your cheese by either weight or volume. As a guide, an 8-ounce bag of shredded cheddar is approximately 2 cups.
Today I’m sharing a basic cheddar soup recipe and added light mashed potato dumplings and a bit of smoked turkey sausage. The sausage is optional but I liked the added smokiness and texture.
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This soup is very easy and satisfying.
Cheesy Potato Dumpling Soup
• 2 cups cold mashed potatoes fresh or leftovers
• 1/2 cup flour, divided
• 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
• 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 1 cup half and half
• 1 cup 2 percent milk
• 1 4-oz jar pimentos, chopped
• 1/2 cup onions
• 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
• 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
• 2 Tablespoons butter
• 2 cups cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Mix potatoes with 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper to taste. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip in extra flour. Flatten.
Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large fry pan. Fry potato dumpling over med-high heat until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while preparing soup.
In a small sauté pan add 1 tablespoon oil, sausage, onion and pimentos. Fry over medium heat until onions are soft and meat is thoroughly heated, keep warm.
Combine half and half, milk and broth in a large saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly bring to a boil. Allow to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese. Add sausage, onion and pimentos.
Divide into individual bowls and add dumplings. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar if desired.
- • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes fresh or leftovers
- • ½ cup flour, divided
- • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
- • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- • 1 cup half and half
- • 1 cup 2 percent milk
- • 1 4-oz jar pimentos, chopped
- • ½ cup onions
- • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- • 2 Tablespoons butter
- • 2 cups cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into ½-inch cubes
- • salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Mix potatoes with ¼ cup flour, salt and pepper to taste. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip in extra flour. Flatten.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a large fry pan. Fry potato dumpling over med-high heat until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while preparing soup.
- In a small sauté pan add 1 tablespoon oil, sausage, onion and pimentos. Fry over medium heat until onions are soft and meat is thoroughly heated, keep warm.
- Combine half and half, milk and broth in a large saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly bring to a boil. Allow to thicken. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese. Add sausage, onion and pimentos.
- potato dumplings bowl
- Divide into individual bowls and add dumplings. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar if desired.
Cheesy Recipes Perfect for Sunday Supper:
- Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Soup by Chocolate Moosey
- Fettucine Pumpkin Cauli-fredo by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Cheeseburger Chowder by Magnolia Days
- Three Cheese Lasagna with Meat Sauce by Webicurean
- Japanese Grilled Cheese & Kale Salad by NinjaBaking.com
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Bake by Country Girl in the Village
- Spinach Feta Greek Impossible Pie by Shockingly Delicious
- Cheesy Vegetarian Enchilada Soup by Curious Cuisiniere
- Steakhouse Bacon Alfredo Pasta by Juanita’s Cocina
- 3 Cheese Pumpkin Mac and Cheese by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Cheddar Popcorn Soup by MarocMama
- Broccoli, Mushroom & Cheese Strata by Momma’s Meals
- Chili Relleno Casserole by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- French Onion and Apple Soup by Supper for a Steal
- Cheesy Italian Sausage & Kale Quiche by girlichef
- Lighter Stove-top Mac and Cheese by Alida’s Kitchen
- Cheddar Potato Dumpling Soup by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Prosciutto, Chevre & Radish Toasted Sandwich by Foxes Love Lemons
- Cheesesteak Poutine by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe Flatbread Pizza by Family Foodie
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