Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

The other day I got a hankering for broccoli cheese soup and what did I do? I made some. I thought I would share the recipe I used with you. It originally used chicken broth, but you all know I made it vegetarian. =)

Broccoli Cheese Soup (altered from this recipe from My Blessed Life):

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. all purpose flour
4 c. milk
4 c. veggie broth
1 lb. fresh broccoli (I actually used frozen *gasp!* - the scandal!)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 t. nutmeg
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Whisk butter and flour in a stock pot over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add in the milk (heat it up a little first). Then add in the veggie broth while still whisking. Let this simmer for 20 minutes.

During this time, prepare the onion by sauteing it in 1 tablespoon of butter.


You can also take this time to grate the cheese.


Since I used frozen broccoli, I microwaved it for about 4-5 minutes and then set it aside.

After the mixture has simmered for 20 minutes, add in the broccoli and onion.  Cook the soup over low heat for about 20-25 minutes then add salt and pepper to taste.


At this point, you can puree your soup in a blender. I recently bought a Kitchenaid immersion blender from Target for $50 so I just used that and it worked really well. If you use a blender, return the soup to your pot after and set the stove to  low heat. Add in your cheese and stir until well blended.  Then add the nutmeg.

I served the soup with some tasty bread.


The finished product:



I loved this soup! It was everything I dreamed it would be.

18 comments:

Kara said...

That sounds so yummy! I've just started liking soups lately so I might have to give it a try!

Faith said...

that looks soo incredible! thanks for the recipe! i am def. making this! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

This sounds so good! I will definitely have to make up a batch for myself! xo

Val said...

I need this for breakfast...

Elle Sees said...

I like a good hearty soup! I made bean soup the other day.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Yummmm! That looks fantastic! My goodness, makes me hungry just seein' it!
xx


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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

This is one of my favorite soups ever. Looks easy enough to make at home:)

*Erin

Summer-Raye said...

i love broccoli and cheese soup. yummy

Kathy C. said...

This is my favorite soup!! I'm saving this recipe for sure!!

Christine said...

I've never had broccoli cheese soup! However I love cream of broccoli so I'm sure I'm going to love this!! Yum Yum!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh that looks so yummy and good!!! I want a bowl right now!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Can you believe I don't have an immersion blender? I need to just go buy one!! I'm making soup tonight and I'll be blending it up the old fashioned (and sometimes scary) way! Target, ya say?? I was just there!

just tututiny said...

That looks amazing, I am all for eating healthy this year. Thanks for sharing!

Check out my blog if you have time ;)

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love this soup, yum!! Thanks for sharing your version!

Savannah said...

This looks delicious! Adding it to my meal plan for next week. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan R said...

One of my favorite soups. I bought some from Costco (yes, it was already made). It was okay, but I bet yours is much better.

claire said...

this is just wat i want on a cold night! yum!

♥AdamAlexMommy♥ said...

wow, what a fantastic recipe. :)