Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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This is a great soup

"I doubled the recipe and used more garlic cloves than the recipe suggested (so doubling I used a total of 6 garlic cloves, would only add one extra for a total of 3 if making the recipe as is). Because it was such a big batch I used an immersion blender, which left a little of it a bit chunky... it actually made it way easier and I liked it a lot! That's how I'd do it even if were the single batch. It was sooooo good."

- Minerva79

Top-ranked recipe named "Broccoli and Cheddar Soup"

4.3 avg, 18 review(s) 88% would make again


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3 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 large Onion; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; chopped
1 1/2 pound Broccoli; stems peeled into 1/2-inch pieces, florets chopped into 1/2-inch
4 cups Chicken broth; low-sodium
1 cup Heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
3 cups Mild cheddar cheese; shredded
Salt & Cayenne pepper

Original recipe makes 6



1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broccoli stems and cook until bright green and just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, increase heat until medium-high, and simmer until stems are tender, about 5 minutes. Add florets, cream, and nutmeg and simmer until florets are tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Puree soup in 2 batches in blender until smooth, return to pot, and bring to simmer over medium heat. Stir in cheddar until and season with salt and cayenne pepper. Serve, garnished with extra cheese.

(Soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium heat until hot, but do not boil or cheese will seperate.)


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This soup was delicious with thick slices of homemade French bread! photo by Truebritgal Truebritgal

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The broth was very seasoned and the broccoli garlicky. Wish the broth had thickened up a little. My blender is broken so we just ate it with broccoli chunks and it was still really good!
chris10leigh 4 months ago
twisted1331 1 year ago
I made this for dinner last night. It tasted pretty good.
pkaufman 1 year ago
6422m 1 year ago
The flavor was good, but the consistency was a little grainy for my taste. Also found it a little salty - would use low sodium broth next time.
lauraserwerkarayan 1 year ago
Simple and absolutely delicious! A keeper. Thanks!
Truebritgal 2 years ago
Amazing! :D My whole family & I loved it.
Cswierenga 2 years ago
Was so good! Can't wait to make it again! We garnished with bacon bites and cheese. Thank you!
Cypress09 2 years ago
I made this last Sunday and it was a great hit with the family. Loved it I just wish I knew how to make it a little thicker. Other than that we loved it.
Kareful831 2 years ago
Tastes delicious. I added bacon and potato.
annamercado3 2 years ago
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