Broccoli Cheddar Soup 2 Ways

In this blog post, we’ll share a delightful recipe for homemade Cozy Broccoli Cheddar Soup that will warm your heart and your taste buds.

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, there’s nothing quite like a warm and comforting bowl of soup to embrace the cozy vibes of fall. One soup that embodies the essence of autumn is the classic Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Creamy, cheesy, and brimming with nutritious broccoli, it’s the perfect dish to enjoy on a chilly evening. In this blog post, we’ll share a delightful recipe for homemade Cozy Broccoli Cheddar Soup that will warm your heart and your taste buds.

Broccoli cheddar soup 2 ways

2-3 cups of broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 cup of shredded carrots
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic paste
2 cups of salt free chicken stock
1 tsp each of (kosher salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, herbs de provence, all purpose seasoning)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup of water
1 tbsp better than bouillon
2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese

Texas toast and more cheddar cheese if desired for serving in a ramekin

Method:
1. In a stock pan on medium heat, melt butter and add 1 tbsp of olive oil
2. Add onions and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes
3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds
4. Add flour one tablespoon at a time and mix and mix until dissolved
5. Once flour is dissolved add chicken stock, whisking to incorporate and smooth out any lumps
6. Cover and bring to a boil on medium heat
7. Once boiling, after about 5 minutes, add broccoli, carrots, seasoning, better than bouillon and water
8. Cover and allow broccoli and carrots to get tender, about 10 minutes
9. Once carrots and broccoli are tender add heavy cream, milk and cheese
10. Bring to simmer and allow soup to marry for an additional 10 minutes
11. Soup is done when it is thick, creamy and the ingredients are tender to your liking
12. Check for salt and pepper before serving

*I recommend allowing the soup to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving*

For ramekin
In an oven safe ramekin or coquette, add a slice of garlic toast on top of the soup and a handful of cheese and broil on high until cheese is melted, about 1 minute

For regular bowl
Just serve and enjoy!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Broccoli Cheddar Soup 2 Ways

Broccoli Cheddar Soup 2 Ways

In this blog post, we'll share a delightful recipe for homemade Cozy Broccoli Cheddar Soup that will warm your heart and your taste buds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups of broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 cups of salt free chicken stock
  • 1 tsp each of (kosher salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, herbs de provence, all purpose seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp better than bouillon
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • For ramekin version: add texas toast and cheddar cheese as topping if desired

Instructions

1. In a stock pan on medium heat, melt butter and add 1 tbsp of olive oil

2. Add onions and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes

3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds

4. Add flour one tablespoon at a time and mix and mix until dissolved

5. Once flour is dissolved add chicken stock, whisking to incorporate and smooth out any lumps

6. Cover and bring to a boil on medium heat

7. Once boiling, after about 5 minutes, add broccoli, carrots, seasoning, better than bouillon and water

8. Cover and allow broccoli and carrots to get tender, about 10 minutes

9. Once carrots and broccoli are tender add heavy cream, milk and cheese

10. Bring to simmer and allow soup to marry for an additional 10 minutes

11. Soup is done when it is thick, creamy and the ingredients are tender to your liking

12. Check for salt and pepper before serving

13. For puff pastry method: In an oven safe ramekin or coquette, add a slice of garlic toast on top of the soup and a handful of cheese and broil on high until cheese is melted, about 1 minute

Notes

Allow soup to sit for 5 minutes before serving

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When fall’s chill sets in, there’s no better way to warm up than with a steaming bowl of homemade Cozy Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Its rich, creamy texture and the earthy flavor of broccoli make it the ideal comfort food for the season. Whether you’re enjoying it as a comforting dinner or a hearty lunch, this soup is sure to become a fall favorite in your household. So, embrace the autumn coziness and savor the simple pleasure of a bowl of this delicious soup.

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2 Comments

  1. September 27, 2023 / 8:29 pm

    Hello. What flavor of “better than bouillon”?

    • natasha
      Author
      September 27, 2023 / 8:47 pm

      Chicken!

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