Saturday, December 9, 2017

White Cheddar Cream of Broccoli Soup

I'm mostly a meat and potatoes girl. Other than roasted Brussels Sprouts, I am not that crazy about most vegetables. So the way I make sure I eat enough of them, is to put them in my homemade soups. Like this cream of broccoli this is the way to eat broccoli! Here's another wonderful soup I make and freeze for cold winter days. I like to serve this in a hollowed out bread bowl too. So good and so easy to make!

White Cheddar Cream of Broccoli Soup

6 cups water
10 ounces fresh or frozen chopped broccoli florets
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons white pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
1/4 cup butter

In a large soup pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the broccoli and onion and boil for 10 to 12 minutes. Add the cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the cheese melts. Add the milk, cream, and butter. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.

If you like your broth thicker, whisk 1/2 cup cold water with 1/3 cup flour until smooth. Slowly add to the hot soup, stirring rapidly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the soup is the consistency of heavy cream. Serve hot with a little shredded cheese (yellow or white) on top.

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  1. Thanks for all the yummy things you share!

  2. This is such an awesome soup for everyone, made from its healthy ingredients and taste yummier with cheese . I have to try this during cold days. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks so delicious! I love broccoli cheddar soup and I love cheese! I haven't ever had this one but it is a keeper, for me. It will be made this winter in this household. Quick question, where can I find bread bowls? Every time I've ever looked for them in the bakery section, I can't find any. Is it a specialty item that needs to be re
    quested or ordered? Thank you, Ms. Marty:)

  4. Just go to the bakery and buy small rounds of bread. I usually find small Italian round loaves and then bring them home and hollow them out. Any round crusty bread will work.