Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

There are many variations of this wonderful soup. The first time I experienced it was in a restaurant in the '80s. Ever since, I have been pursuing a refinement in my recipe to replicate what I had initially tasted. This version is coming very close to the original taste I had experienced. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup water

4 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half cream
1/2 tsp. dried minced onion

4 cups broccoli florets

1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Salt to taste

Grated cheddar cheese for serving

Whisk together the water, chicken broth and half and half. When mixed thoroughly, add the cheese, flour, onion, pepper and salt. Whisk until mixed.

On medium heat, bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer 5 minutes. Add broccoli stems to stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add broccoli florets and allow to simmer for another 7 minutes, or until florets are tender. Do not overcook the florets, this is what gives the soup a nice fresh green color.  Puree with a hand blender for a creamy soup. 

Serve hot in bowls with a sprinkling of grated cheese accompanied by a green salad and a fresh baguette.

This will serve 6 - 7, depending on your serving size.

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Beth100 5 years ago from Canada Author

bwhite062007 - Yes, this is a perfect fall soup! It warms you and fills your tummy with goodness! I think I'll be having a bowl myself tonight! Thank you and hope that you enjoyed it!


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bwhite062007 5 years ago from East Coast

Yummy recipe. I bookmarked it, getting the ingredients today so I can make it tommorrow. This will make a perfect warm, fall soup. Thank you for sharing!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

lol Guess I better grow wings.... lol


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

lol. wow, really? again? lol. not that i mind though because i love spending time with you. ;)


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Steven -- Anytime! I'll be over for dinner... lol


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

wow, thanks for the recipes. i'll definitely have to try it out sometime.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Maita -- Yup, staying indoors for now! Enjoy your soup! :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

thanks Beth, I will try this one, I love broccoli, Stay warm, Maita


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Nikki -- Thanks! Enjoy your soup!


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nikki1 6 years ago

Great recipes.. love broccoli and cheese soup.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada Author

Oh, yum! Will def try it your way...sounds so easy and delish!!! Thanks awsydney!


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awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Broccoli and cheese are great together..another simple recipe I enjoy is to lightly steam the broccoli and then sprinkle the cheese on top and into overhead grill until it's golden brown..yum! Thanks for sharing.

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