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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

DivasCanCook's picture
This is totally a curl up on the couch with a blanket while watching a chick flick type soup. I love this homemade broccoli cheddar soup for many reasons. 1.) It's made without processed cheese (not that I'm a processed cheese hater because yall already know how me and cream cheese get down) 2.) It rivals Ruby Tuesday and Panera Breads broccoli cheddar soup 3.) It's easy. 4.) It's comforting 5.) It's downright delicious!!
Ingredients
  Fresh broccoli florets 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  White onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely diced (or more)
  Baby carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely diced (Optional)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), shredded
  Gouda cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), smoked, shredded
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large bowl place broccoli with about 4 tablespoons of water.
2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli is steamed and tender.
3. Chop broccoli into tiny pieces. Set aside.
4. In a medium pot, add chicken broth, onion, carrots and garlic.
5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until onions are tender. Set aside.
6. Add milk and heavy cream to a bowl and microwave until warm. Set aside.

MAKING
7. In a large pot or deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
8. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly for about 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat if flour starts to brown.
9. Add in salt and pepper and continue to stir for 1 minute.
10. Slowly stir in milk and heavy cream. Stir in chicken broth mixture. Put the cheeses and add the broccoli
11. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Remove from heat.

SERVING
12. In bread bowls or regular serving bowls serve the soup hot garnished with more cheese or broccoli.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Broccoli
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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1 Comment

LF123's picture
This is perfect for this weekend!!! I heart broccoli soup! Thanks for sharing!