It’s that time of year again. There is a nip in the air. The pools have closed. Beach towels and pool toys are up for the season. Leaves are changing colors. Days are getting shorter. Apple cider and Pumpkin Spice Lattes take the front seat in the drink department. Baseball games are replaced with Friday night lights and school bands. Jackets and hoodies are grabbed instead of swimsuit cover-ups. Boots are the “go-to” instead of sandals and flip-flops. But the one constant that doesn’t change with ANY season is the rich, creamy, goodness of Gordo’s Cheese Dips! And we’ve got the scoop on the best cheesy soup recipes to warm you up on cool fall nights!
Cheese and soup together? Yes, please!
No matter the weather or occasion, Gordo’s is ALWAYS ready to add flavor to any event and dish you make! With the cool nights starting, adding Gordo’s Cheese Dip to soups, chilis, and casseroles is so simple! You can make it the star of the dish or have it be a quiet flavorful note that keeps the family guessing! However you choose to showcase the rich, creamy, buttery flavor of Gordo’s Cheese Dip, you will get nothing but compliments from the crowds for sure. And remember that our goodness comes in 3 delicious, mouthwatering flavors – Original, Mild, and Hot! With plenty to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
When we think of cool weather, we think of soup or stew. Something thick and hearty and creamy. A meal that will stick with you for the day and warm you up if you get cold. Soups take you to childhood thoughts of cold snowy days and being bundled to go outside, then when you finally dash in and remove mittens, frozen, red fingers reach out for that one soup mug that will thaw those fingers and warm your insides right up! What better way to step up your game as an adult now than by adding Gordo’s Cheese Dip to these age-old recipes and score points with kiddos and adults alike
The Best Cheesy Soups
Always a cool weather comfort soup, Loaded Potato Soup just oozes with flavor goodness in every spoonful. Whether outside around the fire pit or snuggled inside with a good book, this recipe is loaded TWICE with cheesy goodness – IN the soup and ON top of the soup. Cheese overload here we come! Next up on the favorite flavor factor for soups is the yumminess of Broccoli Cheese Soups. This soup is a great way to slip in some extra veggies to the kiddos without a fight! Lastly, in a nod to our Northern friends, how about some warm and savory Salmon Chowder? That’s going on my menu! Absolutely FLAVORFUL in every bite. So, no matter your preference, Gordo’s can join in on keeping you warm and satisfied this fall!
When you hear the words “loaded potato” ANYTHING – cheese and bacon overload pop into mind! There are many ways of making this cool weather favorite but our version has TWICE the cheese! You add Gordo’s creamy goodness in the soup, followed by grated cheddar on top. Potatoes, butter, half and half cream, broth, bacon, milk, sour cream, Gordo’s Original Cheese dip, and cheddar topping, what more could you ask for? The nice thing about this potato soup is that it is a creamier, thicker base that won’t slosh around (and risk any chance of losing one drop). Easy to carry out to a fireside gathering or a walk into the living room to catch a game and enjoy it!
- 8 medium sized potatoes – cubed
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 cups half&half cream
- 1 container Gordo’s Original Cheese Dip
- 1 can chicken broth
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup bacon bits
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- Cheddar cheese
HOW TO PREPARE:
In large pot, boil potatoes 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from pot, drain and set aside. Place 1 stick of butter and onions in pan and sauté them until tender. Add 3 tablespoons of flour to butter and onions and stir until all is incorporated. Brown this mixture about 2 minutes – be careful not to burn. Add milk, cheese dip, broth, half&half cream and pepper. Stir until blended together. Add your potatoes back to the pot. Stir in bacon bits. Ladle the soup into bowls, dollop sour cream, sprinkle with remaining bacon bits, cheese and chives.
Next up for those veggie lovers, Broccoli Cheese Soup! Getting your green veggies in with LOADS of FLAVOR. Of course, any recipe can be tweaked to your preference – we LOVE using little shredded carrots and loads of garlic, just sauté this with the onions and butter. When you pour in the broth, it simmers off the flavor on the bottom of the pan and you better have plenty made, because the crowd will want seconds and thirds of this crowd-pleaser. Gordo’s Cheese Dip helps this to be one of the creamiest soups out there!
Cheesy Salmon Chowder
We certainly hope you have a pot big enough to fix this next “soup” in! No wonder the Northern folks love these chowders. Butter (yum), onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, corn, milk, broth, and the creamy, buttery goodness of Gordo’s Cheese! Oh, wait! We can’t forget the salmon. This is definitely a dish everyone should have on their chilly weather menus!
As with any of our recipes, you can choose between one of our three flavors – Original, Mild, and Hot! Hype it up or tone it down according to your preference and enjoy the wide variety of combinations that you can make with Gordo’s Cheese Dips and your family recipes. Now while it isn’t recommended to add Gordo’s to your pumpkin spiced latte, it is HIGHLY recommended to use it this fall in all of your favorite soup recipes. Have fun with it and watch your family and friends smile with pleasure at the great dishes you serve!