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.
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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