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Very good soup--you can make half but you will want leftovers! Serve with crusty bread or over baked potatoes.
In your soup pot, saute onion and garlic in the 2 T butter. Remove the veggies and set aside.
In the same pot, melt the 1/2 c butter, then add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat for 5 minutes. (In other words, make a roux).
Stirring or whisking constantly, slowly add the half & half.
Add the chicken broth and mix well.
Bring it all to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
At this point, you can puree the soup, or mash it a bit with a handheld potato masher, or leave it as-is.
Return to heat and add cheese till melted.
Serve, and let people add Tabasco if they like.
WhaleGod 5m agoTasted very bland and I followed the instructions and ingredients. 5/10
feliciadwyer 6m agoI make this all the time now; our friends & family LOVE it. I use: 1) finely chopped leeks instead of onions, both for taste and colour - about 2x more than what onion is called for; only the very tops of the broccoli, so I start with 2x the broccoli called for; 1.5x the cheese called for. It's just incredibly good. I make a double batch, some for us, the neighbours, and the freezer.
BIG_P_85 1y agoSpiced it up a Lil but definitely will make again.
Nnardi 2y agoExcellent soup. I did use fat free half & half however and it was just fine. Entire pot gone in one night!!!
Mara99 2y agoAwesome recipe. I used a potato masher instead of a blender, it came out great. I just had to add a little more liquid at the end.
Masterharper2 3y agoMy husband begs for this one, and he can be very picky. I use a food processor to get it a little chunky but not too much. I puréed in a blender the first time & didn't care for the texture.
bkrenee 3y agoYum!
katieewingray 3y agoBest Broccoli Cheese Soup ever! Very creamy, and great flavor. I puréed using an immersion blender before adding the cheddar, and I skipped the cayenne because I liked the flavor without it. I will definitely make this again!
Chefmikey1950 4y agoEasy to prepare, the carrots add depth of flavor. I used an immersion blender and partly puréed the soup. Served with garlic bread. A winner. Thanksnfornposting!
kiwibug129 5y agoThis was delicious! I made this for my boyfriend and toddler. They both loved it! I thought it was really good as well.