Cheddar and Apple Soup

Apples and Cheese are a delicious and surprising combination that is perfect for a chilly fall evening. This soup is very easy to make and only requires a large saucepan and separate bowl to mix ingredients in! You can add in different toppings like bacon, extra cheese or even vegetables like broccoli! 


  • ½ Cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Cup (2 medium) baking potatoes, chopped and peeled
  • 2 Cup chicken broth + more for thinning
  • ¼ Cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cayenne pepper, dash of, optional
  • 1 medium apple, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour (any flour is great including gluten-free)
  • 1 Cup (4 oz) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Warm the butter in an XD Saucepan, then saute the onion until tender.
  2. Add in your chicken broth.
  3. Stir in your potatoes, salt, cayenne, thyme and cider. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Reduce heat and cover with lid. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. 
  4. Add the chopped apple and continue to simmer. Use the Swiss Diamond lid for 5 more minutes until potatoes are tender. 
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and milk. Stir into the soup. You will continue to stir until the soup is bubbly. If soup is too thick, you can add a little bit of the extra chicken broth to thin it out.
  6. Slowly add the cheese and wisk until melted. 
  7. Divide soup among bowls and top with apple slices plus your choice of toppings.