Cheesy Broccoli Soup is perfect for lunch or dinner!
I made this Cheesy Broccoli Soup last weekend for lunch. It was a perfect soup for lunch. My whole family loved it, although they were a bit skeptical at first. I convinced them all to just try a bite. After the first bite, they had a bowl and then came back for seconds. Ahhh….if they just had faith in me from the get-go!
Well, I must admit…I have made some food that hasn’t always been a hit. But this cheesy broccoli soup is a winner!
This soup is made with some pretty simple ingredients. Broccoli (of course). Carrots to add a bit of sweetness. Onions and garlic just because you need the flavor. Milk or half-n-half and cheese! I used a mild cheddar cheese, but a sharp cheddar would be delicious. Okay, there are a few other ingredients too…you just have to read the recipe!
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Flavorful soup perfect for lunch or dinner.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups broccoli chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
In a large pot, sautee butter, onions and carrots 5-7 minutes.
- Add garlic and flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring so mixture won't burn.
Add broth, and broccoli. Cook over high until broccoli is tender. About 10 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender and puree mixture just until large chunks are broken up.
- Whisk in milk and bring back up to a simmer.
- Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Slowly mix in cheese. Stir until melted.
- Serve immediately.
Shred you own cheese instead of purchasing pre-shredded. Pre-shredded cheese can have an additive so the cheese won't clump together. This additive can prohibit the melting of the cheese.
I used 2% milk. Can also use half-n-half
Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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