Broccoli Cheddar Soup
"broccoli cheddar soup"Serves 4 servings | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
broccoli cheddar soup
Ingredients You'll Need
4 tablespoons butter ½ stick
½ medium onion chopped
2-3 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoon AP flour
2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp paprika or ground nutmeg, optional
3 cups broccoli florets or 1 large head, cut into small pieces
1 large carrot grated, julienned or finely chopped
2 cups half & half or milk or light or heavy cream
8 oz block grated cheddar cheese or 2 cups (mild, medium, or sharp )
1.) Melt butter in a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook 3-4 minutes or until softened and light gold. Add the garlic and saute for another minute.
2.) Add flour and whisk for 1-2 minutes or until the flour begins to turn golden in color. Pour in the chicken stock, broccoli florets, carrots, and seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through.
3.) Stir in half & half and cheddar cheese and simmer for another minute. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
4.) Serve with toasted crusty bread or in a bread bowl if desired.
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