Cheesy Sausage & Vegetable Soup

This flavorful veggie-packed soup is great for lunch but also hearty enough for dinner.

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1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. sausage links, cut into ½ inch-thick slices
2 large yellow onions, chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 lbs. zucchini, diced
4 to 5 large carrots, cut into thin slices
2 tbsp. Borden® Butter
3 tbsp. flour
2 cans (12 oz. each) chicken or beef broth
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
1½ cups Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Mild Cheddar Shreds
HEAT oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned. Remove sausage from skillet and keep warm. Add onions and garlic to skillet and cook until onions are tender. Stir in zucchini and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are crisp-tender; set aside.
MELT butter in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour until it forms a paste. Add the broth a little at a time, whisking after each addition until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and stir in the evaporated milk and 1 cup cheese. Continue cooking, stirring continuously, until the cheese has melted. Stir in the reserved sausage and vegetable mixture.
TOP with remaining ½ cup cheese before serving.
Add 1 head of chopped cabbage; or add 2 bunches of torn Swiss chard, torn spinach into the soup when you stir in the cheese.