Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Warm & Satisfying

They say comfort comes in many forms, but nothing quite warms the soul like a bowl of creamy broccoli cheddar soup. Imagine cozying up on a chilly evening, holding a steaming bowl that exudes the inviting aroma of freshly cooked broccoli florets and aged cheddar. This recipe for Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup is not just a dish; it’s a comforting embrace on a spoon.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  2. Add the broccoli florets and sauté for a few minutes, allowing them to soak in the flavors.
  3. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the broccoli is tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  5. Stir in the grated cheddar cheese and allow it to melt into the soup, creating a rich and cheesy base.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously as the soup thickens.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Allow the soup to simmer for a few more minutes.
  8. Serve the creamy broccoli cheddar soup hot, garnished with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A classic homemade broccoli cheddar soup that’s velvety, indulgent, and deeply satisfying.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 15g

They say food has the power to transport you to moments of pure comfort, and this Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup does just that. With each spoonful, you’re treated to the harmony of velvety broccoli and rich cheddar, coming together to create a symphony of flavors that dances on your palate. It’s a reminder that amidst the hustle and bustle, there’s solace to be found in a warm and satisfying bowl of soup.