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Cheddar ‘N Rice Soup

Cheddar ‘N Rice Soup

Cheddar soup with the addition of chopped red pears for an updated flair.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half

2 cups cubed cooked chicken

1 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice

1 cup beer or low sodium chicken broth

16 ounces (4 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese

2 medium (about 2 1/2 cups) ripe red Bartlett or Anjou pears, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in flour and red pepper. Add chicken broth and half & half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil.

  2. STEP 2

    Add chicken, rice and beer. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in 2 cups chopped pear.

  3. STEP 3

    Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with remaining chopped pear and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (1 serving)

370 Calories
21 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
570 Sodium (mg)
21 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
23 Protein (g)
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