Switch it up
BROTH: For a milder flavour, replace beef broth with chicken. (If using chicken broth from a carton, omit water.) Or boost taste by adding 2 tbsp (30 mL) brandy or a 14-g pkg of dried mushrooms.
CHEESE: Try a stronger, nippier cheese, like grated asiago, or a crumbled blue cheese such as gorgonzola or stilton.
SERVING: No heatproof dishes? Use an oven-safe saucepan. Create a raft of cheese-topped toasts on soup in the pan. Place in oven and broil until toasts are golden, 5 to 10 min.