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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Photo of Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup © Diana Rattray
This easy broccoli soup takes very little time to make, and it makes a great lunch soup to serve with half a sandwich or a salad. Feel free to use either fresh or frozen broccoli in this dish.

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli or 1 pound of fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups or milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the chicken broth, broccoli, chopped onion, and bay leaves to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, until vegetables are very tender.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Stir in flour until smooth and continue cooking and stirring for 1 minute. Add the milk and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened.

Using a blender, process the cooked broccoli mixture in 2 or 3 batches; add to the thickened milk mixture. Stir in about 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Taste and add salt and pepper.

Pour into bowls and garnish with the remaining shredded cheese.

Makes about 2 quarts of broccoli cheese soup.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Made it my own, Member aricks28

this was a really good and easy recipe i just made it my own instead of the bay leafs i added 3 celery stocks diced and didnt put it in a blender and used veggie broth instead of chicken broth and added a little garlic black pepper and onion powder to the broth to inhance the flavor and i added bacon for the garnish instead of more cheese it was so bomb my family really enjoyed it thank you for the recipe it helped and i used it as a guide to help me make it my own

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