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Apple and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheesy, creamy and delicious, this Apple and Cheddar Cheese Soup is made with tart apples and shredded cheddar cheese. It’s a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

If you love apples and cheddar together as much as I do, you should also try my Apples and Cheddar Chicken Salad Recipe and my  Polenta Cakes with Apples and Cheddar.

I Love Apple Recipes During The Fall

Don’t know about you, but Pumpkin and Apples are my favorite Fall foods. As if you couldn’t tell…

If you’ve been around these parts for just a few weeks, you have noticed that I’m pretty much obsessed with these two lovelies. Then again, how can you go wrong with Apple Rings and Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups!! You just can’t. 

My apple recipes have all been inspired by my apple tree. It’s huge. It’s beautiful. And IT.IS.FULL! Well, it was full … now it’s on its last few apples and those are about to come down because of the first frost that we had last night. Blah. Can’t buhlieve we’re that much closer to winter. GAH! Anyways!

… okay, now that I think about it, this weather-thing ain’t that bad… before you know it, we will be knee-deep in peppermint and chocolate! YAY!

Cheddar Cheese Soup in a white bowl with apples pieces on top

But, for now, it’s about the apples. (I’m still thinking about peppermint and chocolate) … focussss! Apples.

I asked my Facebook followers what apple recipe they would like to see first and the vote for soup won by a landslide!

This Apple Soup Recipe Is One of My Favorites

Have you ever had apples in soup? The first time I tasted apples in soup, I was at this little French Bistro called Bon Femme Cafe. It was small, it was dark, and very colorful. I loved it! Playing 1920’s jazz made me love it that much more! I used to frequent that place with my friends and the whole apples-in-soup just stuck with me.

I don’t have their recipe, nor is this soup anywhere near their version, but I love it. In fact, I love it more! As far as I see it, if it comes straight from your own kitchen, it will always taste better because of one extra ingredient – love! I sound like Marie from Everybody Loves Raymond, but that’s the truth… you agree, right?!

Close up of Cheese Soup in a white bowl with apples pieces on top

How To Make Apple Cheddar Soup

This soup starts off as any other soup recipe – onions, carrots, broth. I use my homemade veggie broth, but you are welcome to use whatever you’ve got. Chicken broth is fine, too. I also added a bit of apple juice to it! Don’t worry, it tastes great! If you don’t think you will like that, use broth or water instead. But I think you need to try it with the juice, first. Come awwwwn! Live on the edge for a bit, you daredevil, you!! 😉


Apple and Cheddar Soup |

Apple and Cheddar Soup

Katerina | Diethood
Cheesy, creamy and delicious, this Apple and Cheddar Cheese Soup is made with tart apples and shredded cheddar cheese. It's a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!
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Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 1 large carrot , sliced into thin rounds
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large tart apple , diced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tart apple , diced, for garnish (optional)


  • Melt butter in a large saucepan or soup pot.
  • Add onion and carrot; cook over medium-low heat for 7 to 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in flour and chili powder.
  • Slowly add broth and continue to stir until everything is well combined.
  • Add apple to soup and cover.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, or until soup is thick and apples are tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Slowly stir in apple juice and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Continue to cook and stir until cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Let cool for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste for salt and pepper.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with diced apple.
  • Serve.


Calories: 235 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 1132 mg | Potassium: 277 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 19 g | Vitamin A: 3685 IU | Vitamin C: 7.7 mg | Calcium: 86 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg | Net Carbs: 30 g

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meals, apple soup, apples and cheese, apples in soup, best broccoli cheese soup recipe, easy soup recipe, recipe for cheese soup, savory apple recipe
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23 comments on “Apple and Cheddar Cheese Soup”

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    Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little

    Finally got around to trying this. During a sudden cold snap when it felt like Boulder was having second thoughts about this whole “spring” thing, it was heaven in a cup.

    Because I was too much in a hurry to shop for ingredients beyond the cheddar cheese, I did it with some odd substitutions.

    Didn’t have: Green apples. Used: A braeburn that was somewhat past its crispness date.

    Didn’t have: Carrots. Used: A turnip.

    Didn’t have: Veggie broth. Used: “Better Than Bouillon” mushroom variety.

    Didn’t have: Apple juice. Used: Pyramid Apricot Ale.

    I love recipes that forgive weird substitutions. This is definitely one of them.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      YAY! So happy to know you enjoyed it!! BTW, you sound just like me… I will find any and all substitutions just so that I don’t have to go to the store and pick up the exact ingredients. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Kate! I find your Apple soup fantastic. New idea for me. I will try…. Wonderfull pictures. Love them ๐Ÿ˜€

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    oooh, Kate! I picked up some Apple Harvest Cheddar at Costco that would be perfect in this. Thanks!

  4. We were definitely craving some of the same flavors last week. I posted a similar soup with butternut squash, apples, and chese. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I want to try yours. I looks delicious and I know that I would absolutely love it! Great recipe!

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    Such a lovely soup…a very creative recipe and I will surely try it out the moment the apples hit the Indian market ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh how absolutely lucky to have an apple tree!!! I love baking with apples but I don’t cook with them often enough. I love the flavors in this soup and apples and cheddar are perfect! Pinned and bookmarked this!

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    This sounds like the perfect soup flavor combo. I love apples on my cheese plate, so why not together? ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Please don’t mention the word ‘winter,’ not yet anyway. I’d much rather think about this cosy, delicious soup!

  9. Apples and cheese, just like the French would do! Or wait, was it grapes and cheese?:)
    However, it seems like cheese and fruit bond great combo!

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    This soup sounds great! Love a sweet and savory recipe! We had our first frost too. Boo! I want summer back.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I’m so envious of your apple tree, lucky girl! This soup looks so comforting and creamy good, love the apple & cheese combo!

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