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Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup recipe? Learn how to make Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jynwood

Makes 4 servings



from food network, can put in 4 7-inch sourdough bread boules (round loaves)

Recipe Ingredients for Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 grams bay leaves, 2 leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt, kosher
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
1 large carrot, diced
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, (about 8 ounces) grated sharp white and yellow cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish

Recipe Directions for Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half-and-half until smooth. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare the bread bowls: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle into the top of each loaf, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Remove the bread top, then hollow out the middle with a fork or your fingers, leaving a thick bread shell.

  3. Add the broccoli and carrot to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth; you'll still have flecks of carrot and broccoli. Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender.)

  4. Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick. Ladle into the bread bowls and garnish with cheese.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 525.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
682
Calories from Fat
497
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
55.2g
85%
Saturated Fat
34.6g
173%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
997mg
42%
Potassium
608mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
22.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
26.6g
Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 137%
Calcium 70% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
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