Cheese Soup – Customize Each Bowl!

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Hey friends! I’m so excited to be bringing you a recipe that my kids are excited to share today, courtesy of Borden® Cheese! This Cheese Soup is one of my kid’s favorite meals. They love that everyone can customize the flavor of their own bowl and they also love to make it as a family, which makes supper even more fun!

cheese soup ingredients

The Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Cheese Soup recipe are:

  • Borden® Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter, Heavy Cream (or milk)
  • Onion
  • Chicken Broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika

Note: It is best not to use pre-shredded cheese for this as it won’t melt as well as the block cheese will.

brady and katy cooking

While Brady handles the cheese grating, Katy is getting started with the first step over on the stovetop.

I am specifically using Borden® Cheese here because it is delicious, all natural, and is made by a cooperative of over 8,000 family owned dairy farms across the United States. The cheeses they offer include: Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mexican, Swiss, Sharp Cheddar, American, Colby Jack, and more. They are available in singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings, and snacks! This is creamy, flavorful, delicious cheese made in our homeland and it just makes every dish better.

steps of making cheese soup

This cheese soup is as simple as can be to make.

  • Melt butter in a medium stock pot over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook, stirring often, until browned.
  • Add in broth, cream, and seasonings. 
  • Reduce to simmer and cook, stirring often, for about ten minutes.
  • Add in shredded cheese and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted.

bowl of cheese soup

Check out the video to see everyone adding in their favorite toppings. This is my bowl, with diced ham and steamed broccoli. ENJOY!

cheese soup

Kid's Favorite Cheese Soup - Customize Each Bowl! *$100 Giveaway*

This Cheese Soup is one of my kid's favorite meals. Everyone can customize the flavor of their own bowl which makes supper even more fun!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 690kcal


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cup broth
  • 2 cups cream
  • 16 ounces Borden® Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste I use 1/2 teaspoon each


  • In medium stock pot, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned.
  • Pour in broth and cream. Add seasonings. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, ten minutes.
  • Stir in shredded cheese. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted.
  • Serve in bowls and allow family members to customize their own bowl with toppings of their choice such as: Pizza toppings and sauce, pasta, veggies, bacon, etc.


The sky is the limit when it comes to mix-ins! Most anything that compliments cheese will be great in a bowl of this soup.


Calories: 690kcal
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  1. Love Borden products. Going to make the Cheese Soup. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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