Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Eggless Fall High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils Winter | Published September 21, 2022 by Mimi Council

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This Broccoli Cheddar Soup is creamy, cheesy, and comforting. Learn how to make broccoli cheddar soup at home for a delicious lunch or dinner!

If you're looking for more soup recipes, check out my Meyer Lemon Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, 5 Ingredient Bone Broth Vegetable Soup, or my Healthy Chicken & Kale Soup.

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You guys have been asking me for a Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe for a long time (like since last year, haha!). And I always try to listen to you guys and what you want. So today I am going to show you how to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup at home!

This basic Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe only has a few key ingredients. So, if you want to learn how to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup at home — let me tell you, it is not difficult! This easy recipe is one you will want to make as the weather gets colder. It is the perfect cozy soup.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Cozy and Nostalgic: Classic Broccoli Cheddar Soup is the epitome of comfort food, offering a velvety texture and a rich, cheesy flavor that warms you from the inside out. It's perfect for a cozy meal on a chilly day.

Quick and Easy: This recipe is simple to prepare, making it an ideal choice for a quick weeknight dinner. With just a few basic ingredients, you can have a hearty and satisfying meal on the table in no time.

Healthy Benefits: This soup combines the nutritional benefits of broccoli, which is high in vitamins C and K, with the protein and calcium found in cheddar cheese, making it both delicious and nutritious.

Ingredients

Organic Broccoli Florets

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Garlic (organic cloves or minced garlic will both work!)

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (Use code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES for 20% off your Kettle & Fire order!)

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Organic Valley Grassmilk Raw Cheddar Cheese

Tools Needed

Small Pot

5.5-Quart Dutch Oven (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

Immersion Blender

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a small pot steam broccoli, set aside.

Step 2

In a large Dutch oven or pot, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent and fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the bone broth. Slowly add in the flour and whisk. Continue to whisk for about 1 minute. Add the milk, heavy whipping cream, and grated cheese, salt, and pepper and whisk together. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes while lightly stirring.

Step 4

Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the soup coats the back of a spoon.

Step 5

Remove from heat, add half the steamed broccoli and using an immersion blender or hand blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Add in the remaining broccoli and stir to combine.

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FAQ's

Why won’t my cheese melt in my broccoli cheddar soup?

You must grate your own cheese when you make broccoli cheddar soup at home. When you buy pre-shredded cheese, it has anti-caking agents in there. And those caking agents actually help cheese from melting! So, grating your own cheese will give you more melty cheese. I have a whole post with 5 Reasons to Grate Your Own Cheese. I highly recommend you read it and learn about why grating your own cheese matters!

What if I don't have an immersion blender?

If you don't have an immersion blender or hand blender, then you can also use a high powered blender like a Vitamix. Just add the soup into your blender at that stage, and blend on high until the broccoli is combined.

What goes with broccoli cheddar soup?

Broccoli cheddar soup is mostly carbs and it’s rich and fatty. This is what makes it so delicious! But, I like to enjoy my Broccoli Cheddar Soup with a salad for some nice balance. But, there are also days when I just want a piece of toast or bread with it. You can also enjoy it with crackers or a sandwich too!

How healthy is broccoli cheddar soup?

I wouldn’t say that broccoli cheddar soup is the healthiest soup out there. Broccoli soup is mainly made out of dairy, cheese, and broccoli. It is a fatty soup – but cheese and milk both have protein. And broccoli has many nutrients like Vitamin C and iron. If you are using organic ingredients, then this basic Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe will be healthier than many others out there. Because Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so rich, I can’t eat very much of it, so I love to enjoy it in moderation. And I think that’s a very healthy way to enjoy it! Pair it with a salad such as my Kale Apple Salad!

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Mimi Council
This Broccoli Cheddar Soup is the epitome of comfort food! It has a rich and velvety texture and cheesy flavor combined with pieces of broccoli that will warm you up on a cold day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 322 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Steam broccoli, set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven or pot, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent and fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the bone broth. Slowly add in the flour and whisk. Continue to whisk for about 1 minute.
  • Add the milk, heavy whipping cream, and grated cheese, salt, and pepper and whisk together. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes while lightly stirring.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the soup coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat, add half the steamed broccoli and using an immersion blender or hand blender, blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the remaining broccoli and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 417mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1135IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 351mgIron: 0.4mg
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