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Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Deliciously classic broccoli-cheese soup. Change up the cheese you use, and either mash it in the pot or puree at the end. Make it all yours!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Onion, Diced
  • 1 stick 1/2 Cup Butter
  • ⅓ cups Flour
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Half-and-half
  • 4 heads Broccoli Cut Into Florets
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 3 cups Grated Cheese (mild Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Jack, Etc.)
  • Small Dash Of Salt (more If Needed)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Chicken Broth If Needed For Thinning

Preparation

Melt butter in a pot over medium heat, then add the onions. Cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes, then sprinkle the flour over the top. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute or so, then pour in milk and half-and-half. Add nutmeg, then add broccoli, a small dash of salt, and plenty of black pepper.

Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Stir in cheese and allow to melt.

Taste seasonings and adjust if needed. Then either serve as is, or mash it with a potato masher to break up the broccoli a bit, or transfer to a blender in two batches and puree completely. (If you puree it in a blender, return it to the heat and allow to heat up. Splash in chicken broth if needed for thinning.)

Enjoy!

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Launa Haywood on 1.10.2013

I made that for dinner recently~OMG OMG~So So SO GOOOOD~Highly recommended!!~~

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sunnycher on 2.4.2012

I’m trying this tonight! I’ve been looking for a good Broccoli Cheese soup!! Just got back from the grocery store with all the fixin’s :)

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Shelly In The Kitchen on 10.17.2013

Fantastic!!! Taste just like my favorite restaurant broccoli cheese. Excellent.

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Kristi J M on 10.1.2013

Wonderful soup! Made a few changes: Roasted the Broccoli with spray of Olive Oil in oven at 350 for 20 minutes. (Love the nutty flavor.) Then added Ham (1 Ham Steak chopped) for the carnivores in my family – who wouldn’t appreciate an all vegetable meal. Will make again!

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ratwarner on 9.28.2012

Wonderful Soup! I’ve made it a couple times now, and every time my family gobbles it up! Even my picky 2 and 3 year olds!

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kellykitchen on 3.5.2012

Delicious! I did have to add more cheese, sharp cheddar really helped give it a cheesy flavor that was absent with the called for amounts. Or maybe I just like cheese that much.

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emily on 1.19.2012

This was amazing! My husband declared it, “the best broccoli and cheese soup I’ve ever had.” I didn’t have half-n-half, so I used 1C heavy whipping cream and 1C water with a chicken bouillon cube. It was a hearty meal with a side salad and whole wheat french bread.

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