Broccoli Cheddar Soup #SundaySupper

This past week has been cold and snowy.  I am NOT a fan of snow which is sad because I live in a place called Frostburg.  With a name like that you know we get a lot of snow.

Last night I looked at my menu plan and saw we were supposed to have pork chops.  While I like pork chops, sometimes I just need to have some soup on a snowy night.  After quickly taking in the contents of my refrigerator I found I had everything I needed to make broccoli cheddar soup.  This is one of my all time favorite soups but I’ve never made it because a) I don’t like using cheddar cheese soup, b) I don’t like using processed cheese, and c) I hate when cheese curdles in soup.

The recipe I used called for cheddar cheese but it also had tips for adding it so that the soup was smooth and it blended in.  It worked and the soup was delicious!  Big chunks of broccoli, potatoes, and carrots mixed in a smooth and creamy cheese broth.  I served it with beer cheddar bread and it was the perfect snowy weather dinner.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup (adapted from Sustainable Cooking for One)
1 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. flour
1 t. oregano
1/2 t. thyme
1/2 t. rosemary
1 c. milk
1 c. light cream
1 potato, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 c. water
1 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1 T. butter
3-4 c. fresh broccoli florets
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated

1.  Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.  Add the onion and saute for 4 minutes.  Add in the garlic and saute for an additional minute.

2.  Stir in the flour and herbs and heat for 30 seconds.  Add in the milk and cream and whisk until smooth.

3.  Bring the soup to a simmer and add in the potatoes and carrots.  Cook for 10 minutes.

4.  Increase the heat and add in the water, salt, pepper, and butter.  Once the soup is boiling add in the broccoli and reduce heat to a simmer.

5.  Cook for 20 minutes.  Remove the soup from the heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.  Slowly stir in the cheddar cheese until the soup is smooth.  Serve hot.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Don’t forget to check out all of the wonderful soups being offered by the #SundaySupper family:

Do The Chicken Dance (chicken {or other poultry} soups)

Where’s The Beef (Beef Soups)

Pass The Pork. Please (Pork or Sausage Soups)

Under The Sea (Seafood Soups)

Eat Your Veggies (Chock Full o’ Vegetables Soups)

Some Don’t Like It Hot (Chilled Soups)

 

Comments

  1. Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my faves! Yum!

  2. I love broccoli cheese soup! Yours looks amazing!

  3. Broccoli and cheese soup is one of my all time favorites! I love it and I love your recipe!!

  4. This soup is just so good – I don’t think you can go wrong with it!

  5. I’ve always wanted to make my own Broccoli Cheese soup but never have, this is a MUST TRY for us!

  6. This is a wonderful veg soup with cheese. I love it Heather! So hearty. And I´m still laughing at your first paragraph!

  7. I haven’t had broccoli cheddar soup forever, I am going to have to change that!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  8. Sometimes you just need soup, I agree! I changed our menu to have soup tonight too!

  9. Broccoli and cheddar is one of the best combinations ever! Great soup to share with us!

  10. I like how you added the cheddar at the end so it wouldn’t curdle on you. Nice technique.

  11. Broccoli and cheese soup rocks!

  12. I love broccoli cheese soup. I never add potatoes, but that’s a great idea!

  13. Mmmmmm…your soup looks marvelous!!! Thanks for the tip on how to mix in the cheese to prevent curdles! Cool.

  14. This soup looks amazing. All of that glorious cheese in one pot… Sign me up!

  15. Yum!!! Such a delicious looking soup :) – Sorry to hear about the snow; I actually like snow but then again it rarely snows in Portland and we drive to play in the snow :) ~ Bea

  16. My husband would rather have this broccoli cheddar soup than pork chops any day of the week. I almost wish snow would come this way but then again it is such a mess when it happens in my area.

  17. This is one of our faves here :-)

  18. I love all the extra added veggies in here and the chunky broccoli!

  19. I love broccoli and this is my kind of soup!

  20. I love broccoli and cheese soup. I have a head of broccoli that needs using up so I might make up a batch tonight.

  21. Love me a good broccoli soup!

  22. Love broccoli cheddar soup! looks great!

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