Broccoli Cheddar Soup

We’ve been having pretty awful weather lately. We’ve had snowstorm after snowstorm, combined with unbearably cold temperatures and now, freezing rain. While I do love this city, sometimes, I just find it extremely hard to get through our long, dark, numbing cold winters. One thing that helps: Soup! Rich, creamy, warm soup can turn your grumps cold attitude into a somewhat thawed misdemeanor, at least for a little while, anyway.

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Ingredient shot! This soup came together in less than an hour. It was quite tasty, too.

DSC05022First things first, melt butter in a pot, dice and add your onions.

DSC05023When the onions are cooked down a little, add your flour and make a roux.

DSC05025Cook down the roux a little too.

DSC05024While the roux is cooking, grate your cheese and chop your veggies.

DSC05026Ok, roux is cooked, now add the broth and cream.

DSC05027Now, add broccoli and mushrooms!

DSC05028Once it’s cooked down to your liking, let it cool a little.

DSC05029Blender time. Blend the largest chunks of broccoli in a blender. Or, if you have an immersion blender, use that. I blew mine up making these bad boys.

DSC05030Pop it all back into the pot.

DSC05031Now add your cheese! (Hmm… Cheese!)

DSC05032Make sure it is all melty before turning off the heat.

DSC05034Garnish with more cheese, and serve warm with bread. Enjoy on a cold, stormy, wintery afternoon.

Jacquie’s awesome Broccoli Cheddar Soup

You will need:

1 large onion

3 tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic, diced

2 tbsp fresh rosemary

1/4 cup flour

2 cups chicken or veggie broth

1 cup half and half

1 cup milk

2 heads broccoli

8 mushrooms

2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste.

Melt butter in a large pot and dice your onion. Cook onion in butter until translucent. Add flour and cook down for about 10 mins. Wash and roughly chop broccoli and mushrooms. Once roux is cooked down, add liquid and bring to a simmer. Add veggies. Cook until broccoli is tender. Transfer to a blender and whir until smooth. Transfer back to pot and add cheese. Stir until all the cheese is melted. Season to taste. Serve warm. Enjoy, a lot!

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One Comment on “Broccoli Cheddar Soup”

  1. christine says:

    made this today! Minus the half/half, Used homomilk


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