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Kid Friendly Dinner: Cheddar Soup

Getting the whole family to rally around a dinner and enjoy it - that's every parent's dream. Unfortunately, it seems like there isn't a day that goes by where one kid demands pasta and another demands a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, all after you've finished roasting a chicken with a side of asparagus. Luckily, there are some meals that you can create that will please the whole family. Here's one kid friendly dinner that the parents will love too!

Cheddar Soup

This cheddar soup is a great entree, and served along with some toasted bread or crostini, makes a perfect kid friendly dinner. And better yet, it's a simple and easy-to-create dinner.

What you'll need:

  • 2 peeled carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound of white Cheddar cheese grated
  • 5 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt to taste

To Do:

  • Sautee carrots, apples, and celery in a large saucepan in the olive oil for 6-7 minutes or until veggies are soft
  • Add in the potatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender
  • Use an immersion (or stick) blender to puree soup  - or move to a blender or food processor to blend soup ingredients before putting them back into the saucepan
  • Add grated cheese back into saucepan and whisk into soup.
  • Follow it up with adding Worcestershire sauce and whisking it into mixture.
  • Serve soup warm with toasted bread or crostini
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