Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Dad and I went on our favorite errand and visited, Manassero Farms, our local farm. We stopped there to pick up some of their wonderful strawberries. Yes, it’s March here in California and Manassero Farms has the best strawberries around. So beautiful, juicy, and sweet! Look at this beauty!

Strawberry

We brought him home and several of his friends!

Strawberries

While we were there, we grabbed a bag of broccoli and knew exactly what would come of it, Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup!

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Forget the rest of the errands; we have some cooking and eating to do!

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup
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Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Enjoy the comfort of this Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Soup for lunch, dinner or appetizer. Easy to prepare including many ingredients already in your kitchen.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups, plus extra for garnish, cheddar cheese, freshly grated - not already grated cheese from a package
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375℉.
  • Place the broccoli florets on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the broccoli with the olive oil and toss with your hands. Spread the florets on the pan so that they are in a single layer.
  • Bake the broccoli for about 20 minutes until they are just starting to turn brown.
  • While the broccoli is roasting, melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add the onion, carrots and celery and sauté until the vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the garlic and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour on the vegetables and continue to stir mixing them with the flour. Let this mixture cook for about 2 minutes while stirring.
  • Over medium heat, add the milk about 1/2 cup at a time and stirring after each addition to combine. Continue until all the milk has been added. 
  • Add the broth and stir until combined.
  • Add the broccoli and simmer the soup for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cheese and stir until completely melted.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • If desired garnish with grated cheese.
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sm 4/7/18

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Kyle | 7th Mar 17

    Perfect bowl of warmth. Wish we were closer and we would make you a pot of comfort!

  2. Janet DeBiaso | 7th Mar 17

    Yum. Could use a bowl of that today up in this cold northwest weather storm.

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