Mexican White Queso Soup

White Queso Soup

 

A while back, I was brainstorming ideas for new recipes.  I decided to ask on Facebook, to see if anyone had ideas for recipes they’d like to see.  There were a number of great responses, but Kerri S. mentioned White Queso Dip.

That was all it took, and my mind skipped onto this idea for White Queso Soup.  I adapted the recipe for Cheese Soup to make it like the White Queso Dip we all love.    

Instead of carrots and celery, I used diced green chilies.  Instead of Velveeta, I used Monterey Jack.

The soup is good by itself, but a few toppings elevates it to the wonderful level.  My first thought was tortilla strips from the salad dressing aisle.  The store I was in didn’t have plain tortilla strips though.  But these Chipotle Cheddar strips from Texas Toast were really good with the soup.  They added a bit more flavor and a nice crunch.  (Not a sponsored post, just sharing a product I like.)

Texas Toast tortilla strips for soup

 

Jim and I thought this soup would be fun as part of a Mexican soup supper.  White Queso Soup, Taco Soup and maybe a Black Bean Soup.  Wouldn’t that make a fun menu for a gathering?  (Note to self: make Black Bean Soup soon!)

 

I do not have an ingredient photo for you this time.  But all the ingredients are very common.

White Queso Soup - like the Mexican dip, only it's soup!

 

Mexican White Queso Soup

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk, warmed
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 4 oz can of diced green chilies
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Roma tomatoes, diced for topping
  • Tortilla strips for topping
  • extra cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in soup pot.
  2. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in warm milk until smooth and combined.
  4. Stir in cheese and let melt.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat, until bubbly and somewhat thickened.
  6. Stir in chicken broth and green chilies.
  7. Heat thoroughly and season with salt a pepper.
  8. Serve with toppings, if desired.
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  1. Amy Lancaster says:

    I have a question- you have this recipe listed in this week’s crockpot menu (1/13/14), how would you adapt this for the crockpot? Just fix it stovetop and then put in crock to simmer? This soup sounds delicious!

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