Thick, creamy, loaded with veggies and nacho cheese flavour — using only whole foods and regular pantry ingredients.
6 cups chicken broth
4 cups carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
8 small potatoes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1-2 cups frozen or fresh corn
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Step 1In a large pot, add carrots, celery, onion and potatoes to broth (I get my broth heating while I chop my veg). Add chili powder, cumin, garlic and salt.
Step 2Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat. Cook, simmering over medium heat until potatoes and carrots are tender (about 15 minutes).
Step 3Meanwhile, prepare your roux. In a large bowl (make sure it's big enough -- you don't want it to boil over), melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in flour first, then milk.
Step 4Heat in the microwave at 1 minute intervals (no longer), whisking each time, until thickened.
Step 5Add to the soup once vegetables are cooked. Stir in corn and cheddar cheese.
Step 6Garnish with more corn and cheese if desired.