Barb's Broccoli Cheese Soup

Barb's Broccoli Cheese Soup

13 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Very good soup--you can make half but you will want leftovers! Serve with crusty bread or over baked potatoes.

"Best 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!"

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Butter
1 medium Onions; chopped, OR one large leek sliced
2 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Flour
4 cups Half-and-half
4 cups Chicken broth
1 pound broccoli
1 cup carrots; julienned and chopped (you can buy the bag of julienned carrots
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese; grated (can use up to 1.5 lbs)
salt and pepper
Tabasco

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

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.

Add cayenne.

Serve, and let people add Tabasco if they like.

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I 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.
feliciadwyer 4w ago
Thanks for sharing your tweaks to the recipe, Felicia. I think I'll try it your way next time! :) - Barbara Price 3w ago

Spiced it up a Lil but definitely will make again.
BIG_P_85 7m ago

Excellent soup. I did use fat free half & half however and it was just fine. Entire pot gone in one night!!!
Nnardi 2y ago

Awesome 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.
Mara99 2y ago

My 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.
Masterharper2 3y ago

Yum!
bkrenee 3y ago

Best 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!
katieewingray 3y ago

Easy 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!
Chefmikey1950 4y ago

This was delicious! I made this for my boyfriend and toddler. They both loved it! I thought it was really good as well.
kiwibug129 4y ago

Absolutely fabulous! Used fresh veggies from the garden and cheese from our local creamery-fantastically fresh! Thanks ufor simple recipie that tastes delicious!
mobell 4y ago

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