Broccoli Cheese Soup

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One of my favorite soups ever is broccoli cheese soup.  I have enjoyed it in restaurants and tried to recreate it a home a few times…without much luck.  There was always something that I didn’t love about it.  So I kept trying different broccoli cheese soup recipes, then I finally found the one.  This is it, the broccoli cheese soup recipe that my 3 year old goes crazy for.

Since spring is right around the corner, I wanted to share this so when the cold winter winds start blowing next year I’ll be ready.  Who am I kidding?  I’ll probably still make this almost weekly until at least June.  It doesn’t make a huge pot of soup, which makes it perfect to have for lunch a couple of days.  This is definitely the winner I’ve been searching for!

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups CHICKEN BROTH
  • 1 small ONION, diced
  • 1/3 cup FLOUR
  • 4 Tablespoons BUTTER
  • 1/2 teaspoon SALT
  • 1/2 teaspoon PEPPER
  • 2 cups MILK
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • 1/2 cup shredded SWISS CHEESE
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups chopped, lightly steamed BROCCOLI*

Instructions

  1. Place chicken broth and onion in a small covered saucepan, simmer for 15-20 minutes, until onions are tender.
  2. Warm milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a medium-sized stock pot, whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Stirring constantly, cook for 2 minutes. Add in warmed milk while whisking, heat over medium heat until soup starts to thicken, this will take 5-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in warmed chicken broth, add cheeses and stir until smooth and melted. Stir in steamed broccoli and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can steam the broccoli in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.

http://www.crumbsandchaos.net/2013/03/broccoli-cheese-soup-recipe/

Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

becca

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks great! Very similar to the recipe that I use. To save steps, you could also boil the broccoli with the onions in the chicken broth. Just a little hint to make it easier :) Thanks for sharing!!

    • says

      Try making sure the heat is turned down all the way to low before adding the cheese. The grittiness could mean the cheese separated a little bit when it was added and that can happen when the heat is too high when you’re melting the cheese.

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