Broccoli-Cheddar Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by jynwood

Makes 4 servings



Ellie Krieger?s Broccoli-Cheddar Soup from Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy (Wiley, Oct.) is a refreshing reworking of the usual broccoli-cheddar soups that can taste like bowls of nacho cheese decorated with tiny specks of green. This one is heavy on the broccoli, light on the cheese, and packs plenty of flavor; pureeing the soup in a blender gives it a luxuriously creamy texture. You could certainly top your bowl with extra grated cheddar, but I didn?t even think it needed it. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/cooking/article/46906-recipe-report-broccoli-cheddar-soup.html

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

2 cups (1%) milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups broccoli, 1 large head broccoli, florets and tender part of stems, chopped
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the milk and flour until the flour dissolves. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the cheese and cook, stirring, until melted, 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

  2. Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and nutmeg and cook for 30 seconds. Add the broccoli and chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

  3. Working with about 1 cup at a time, puree the broccoli mixture in a blender until it is mostly smooth but still has some chunks, and then transfer it to another pot. (Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender.) Stir the cheese mixture into the broccoli puree, season with salt and black pepper to taste, and cook over medium-low heat until warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 497.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
39%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Sodium
614mg
26%
Potassium
678mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
17.1g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 200%
Calcium 42% Iron 10%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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