Soups & Salads

Perfect Broccoli Cheese Soup


Posted: September 10

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Perfect Broccoli Cheese Soup is your ultimate comfort soup made easy! This soup is rich, creamy, and the perfect amount of cheesy. Best of all, this recipe takes less than half an hour from start to finish and serves everyone with plenty of leftovers. Perfect Broccoli Cheese Soup is delectable and can be made into a meal with a toasty sandwich on the side!


Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 1/4 cups low-fat milk, plus more to thin
1 (14.5 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups fresh broccoli florets, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, plus more for serving
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Melt the butter in a pot over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add in the onions and cook, stirring frequently until nearly soft, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the garlic and flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until the raw flour smells dissipates, about 1 minute.

Step 4

While whisking, slowly pour in the milk and chicken broth.

Step 5

Stir in the broccoli.

Step 6

Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Reduce the heat to low and allow to cook, stirring very frequently, until the broccoli is tender, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the pot from the heat.

Step 9

Stir in the heavy cream, cheddar, and parmesan, mixing until melted.

Step 10

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 11

Serve warm with more cheddar.


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