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Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

If you are a fan of Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup, then this simple and delicious recipe will be a hit in your kitchen.  I love easy recipes, and this one is perfect to serve in a yummy bread bowl.  Bread bowls start showing up in the fall in our local markets, so check yours to see if you can find a nice bowl like the ones shown.  If not, this soup serves beautifully in a bowl with crackers or crusty bread on the side.

Make a delicious Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup to serve in warm crusty bread bowls for your family. This is a great soup full of veggies that everyone loves!

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

I like to use homemade stock and broth in recipes, but I don’t always have that on hand.  I do recommend using a good organic free range chicken stock if you have to buy stock instead of making your own.  I am a big advocate of making your own products instead of buying them in store when possible.  I have a list of over 50 foods you need to stop buying and make at home.  This saves so much money and is always way healthier.

Ingredients for Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bowls

First, grab everything you’re going to need and wash your produce!  My husband has a habit of trying to skip that step, so I prewash everything and then just give it a quick rinse when I need it.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bowls

Cut your carrots into small strips.  I like using a swivel vegetable peeler for this.  It makes the pieces evenly cut and small enough that even the pickiest eaters won’t notice extra vegetables in the soup.  and break the broccoli into small pieces. Saute your onion, then create a roux.

Next, you will break the broccoli into small pieces. This is a great job for the kids to help with, or, like mentioned above, to do ahead of time when you wash and prepare vegetables for the week.

Set your prepared vegetables aside and heat the butter in a small stockpot.  You’ll saute your onion and then prepare a roux.  If you haven’t made a roux before, it is simply a process of adding flour to melted butter, then whisking to add to stock.  Similar to a gravy, only often used as a base for your soups and sauces.

Add your half and half & chicken stock, then simmer for about 20 minutes.  Add your veggies and cook for another 25 minutes.  If you like a smoother soup, an immersion blender works great. Finish by adding your cheese, nutmeg, salt, and pepper!

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • ½ chopped Onion
  • ¼ cup melted Butter
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 2 cup Half and Half
  • 2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 large bunches Broccoli
  • 2 Carrots
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 8 oz shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut carrots into small strips.
  2. Break apart broccoli florets into small pieces.
  3. Saute Onion in 1 tbsp of melted butter until transparent.
  4. Make a roux using the remainder of melted butter and flour. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add in half and half stirring constantly.
  6. Add in the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add vegetables and cook for 25 minutes over low heat.
  8. If you want a smooth soup, at this point puree in a blender and return to heat or use immersion blender.
  9. Add cheese and nutmeg.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This broccoli cheddar cheese soup recipe is a great option for a delicious warm winter evening meal.  With the great cheesy base, even kids that don’t like vegetables will enjoy this great soup.  Make in batches to serve throughout the week, or just for special occasions.  It is great in a bread bowl, but delicious even when you simply serve with crackers or crusty bread.

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Make a delicious Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup to serve in warm crusty bread bowls for your family. This is a great soup full of veggies that everyone loves!

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  1. Ohhh your soup looks wonderful! Especially in the bread bowl! YUM!!!

  2. This looks divine!  I have a version of my own that is very similar to yours!  I only make it once a season because it is so darn rich.  But oh so good!  

  3. Super delicious looking soup!!
    And I really like your presentation. I unusually bake my own bread-rolls when I want to serve it like this.

  4. I love a good soup bowl – this would be perfect for the next snow day!  Thank you for linking up with us at #WWDParty – have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing this on the Weeknd Wind Down Link Up Party on my blog. I’m a vegetarian, so I think if I substituted vegetable broth, it would be perfect for me. I love this soup though, especially in a bread bowl.

  6. I just love your soup in the bread bowl it is so cozy and comforting, we would really enjoy this soup. Thanks for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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