Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Soups are best served…well in all honesty, I could eat soup just about every day. One of my favorite soups is the ever popular Broccoli and Cheese Soup. I love the creamy texture of the soup with the contrast of the bigger pieces of broccoli. This is a perfect soup to eat with a slice of French Bread or just some oyster crackers.

Variations

  • chopped carrots or fresh baby spinach
  • add in minced garlic, fresh basil, parsley or rosemary
  • smoked gouda cheese
  • top with a little ground nutmeg, chopped green onions, or sour cream
  • diced or chopped white potato
  • chopped walnuts
Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Creamy and full of flavor, Broccoli and Cheese Soup is perfect for any meal. Serve with sliced French bread, in a bread bowl or just with a side of crackers.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion diced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets coursely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots match-stick cut
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Continue to whisk and cook , adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes
  • Slowly pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until mixture is thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, sauteed onion, and celery; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir Cheddar cheese into simmering soup until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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