Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Tackling a Classic
Cheddar broccoli soup is one of the most popular and most frequently purchased soups in stores and restaurants. As a child, I was quite picky, and this was one of the only ways I would eat broccoli.
My goal with this recipe was to create my own perfected version of this soup. Making it is very easy for me because I almost always have the ingredients on hand. I like to serve it with sandwiches on cold rainy days. It's silky and herby with a nice cheddar flavor to balance it all out.
- 2 pounds frozen broccoli
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 4 cups half and half
- 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Prep all ingredients.
- In a pot, saute onions and carrots until onions become translucent. Add garlic and continue sauteing until fragrant.
- Pour in stock and add broccoli. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
- In a separate pan, melt butter and add flour. Cook until you form a blonde roux. Add roux to soup.
- Lower heat and add in half and half and cheese. Cook until soup thickens and cheese is no longer visible. Soup should take on a yellowish hue.
- Add in parsley, season to taste, and serve.
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