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Alton Brown's Cheese Soup

Last Modified: 02/16/08
First Published: 12/16/07
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This soup is quite expensive to make, mainly due to the Fontina cheese which is difficult to find at a good price. The calorie content is quite high as well, but that is to be expected from cheese soup.

If you don't have any Marsala wine on hand - try substituting it with Sweet Vermouth instead. This recipe calls for such a small amount anyway that it's unlikely you'll notice the difference.

 

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Servings: 4
Total Cost: $16.34
Cost Per Serving: $4.08
Total Calories: 2,474
Calories/Serving: 618
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Butter, Unsalted 2 Tablespoons 28.00 Grams $0.13 200
Onion, Yellow Diced 1 Cup 160.00 Grams $0.35 67
Carrots 1 Cup 128.00 Grams $0.14 52
Celery, Chopped 1 Cup 120.00 Grams $0.13 17
Salt, Table 1/2 Teaspoon 3.00 Grams $0.00 0
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 3 Tablespoons 0.80 Ounce $0.03 85
Chicken Broth, Canned 4 Cups 980.00 Grams $2.00 120
Garlic 1 Tablespoon 8.50 Grams $0.04 13
Bay Leaf (1 leaf) * 1.00 Gram $0.01 3
Heavy Whipping Cream 36% 1 Cup 240.00 Grams $1.13 800
Worcestershire Sauce 1 Teaspoon 5.00 Grams $0.03 5
Fontina * 10.00 Ounces $12.00 1,102
Marsala 1 Teaspoon 0.17 Ounce $0.05 6
Pepper, White, Ground 1/2 Teaspoon 1.18 Grams $0.22 4
Tabasco Sauce 1/2 Teaspoon 2.35 Grams $0.08 1

4 servings

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 ounces small diced onion (approximately 1 cup)
5 ounces small diced carrot (approximately 1 cup)
5 ounces small diced celery (approximately 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt for sweating vegetables, plus more if needed at end of cooking
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 quart chicken broth, heated to a simmer
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream
10 ounces Fontina, shredded
1 teaspoon Marsala wine
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper

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