Broccoli-Cheese Soup Recipe

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Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 6 servings



From Cook's Illustrated, March 1, 2011

Recipe Ingredients for BROCCOLI-CHEESE SOUP

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds broccoli , florets roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces, stems trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 medium onion , roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced (or pressed through garlic press about 2 teaspoons)
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 Table salt
3 cups water (could go up to 4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (see note)
2 ounces baby spinach (2 loosely packed cups)
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese , shredded (3/4 cup)
1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese , grated fine (about 3/4 cup), plus extra for serving
1 Ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for BROCCOLI-CHEESE SOUP

  1. Heat butter in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, add broccoli, onion, garlic, dry mustard, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Add 1 cup water and baking soda. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook until broccoli is very soft, about 20 minutes, stirring once during cooking.

  2. Add broth and 2 cups water and increase heat to medium-high. When mixture begins to simmer, stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer half of soup to blender, add cheddar and Parmesan, and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer soup to medium bowl and repeat with remaining soup. Return soup to Dutch oven, place over medium heat and bring to simmer. Adjust consistency of soup with up to 1 cup water. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve, passing extra Parmesan separately.

Categories

Cheese, Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Soup, Puree, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 405.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
193
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
6.7g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
388mg
16%
Potassium
593mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
13.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
12.0g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 232%
Calcium 28% 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
A
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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