Easy Cheese Soup

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Here's an easy Cheese Soup, aka Käsesuppe, that's great on a cold winter's night. This German Käsesuppe is delicious with a hearty loaf of German bread. Taking only about 30 minutes to make, this quick easy soup is a favorite among kids. Buy your cheese already grated - easier still. Use a medium-aged Gouda or try another one of your favorite cheeses for this.

Try a mixture of cheeses to alter the flavor. Using the nutmeg is VERY German. However, you can omit it and/or try other herbs and spices. Be creative!

Easy Cheese Soup, German-style


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 lb Gouda, shredded
  • 7/8 cup cream
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • chives to garnish


  • Melt 3 tbsp butter over medium heat in frying pan. Add garlic.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Add chicken broth. Bring to boil, stirring continually. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cheese and cream. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brown onion slices in 1 tbsp butter.
  • Serve soup, garnished with onion slices and chives.
  • Serves 4

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This cheese soup is really among the best recipes that will teach you an easy way how to make soup. Really. If you're looking for something easy and delicious, give this one a try! The browned onion slices adds such flavor, but can be omitted if desired.

Don't have any chicken broth? I always keep bouillon cubes on hand. My pantry is stocked with vegetable, chicken, beef, and mushroom bouillon cubes. That way I'm always ready for whatever the recipe asks for.

Have extra cheese left over? Grate it and freeze it. That way you're ready next time the urge to make this soup hits. 

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