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Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by debmac85

Makes 8 servings



Broccoli cheese soup is made with fresh broccoli.

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 bunch broccoli, about 1 1/4 pounds, washed and trimmed
2 cups sliced onions
5 tablespoons butter or margarine
7 cups chicken broth, divided
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for Broccoli Cheese Soup

  1. Cut florets off broccoli and divide into small sections. Simmer in lightly salted water for 2 minutes; drain and immerse in cold water to stop cooking then set aside.

  2. Cut stalks into small pieces; place in a large saucepan. Add sliced onions and 3 tablespoons of butter to saucepan; sauté over medium low heat for 5 minutes. Add 3 cups chicken broth and oregano to the saucepan; simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Carefully process hot mixture in batches in a blender until smooth. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan; stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Stir in mustard and pepper. Gradually stir in processed mixture and remaining 4 cups of chicken broth. Continue to cook, stirring, until mixture begins to bubble. Add milk and cheese; stir until smooth and cheese is melted. Add remaining broccoli florets and heat through.

  3. Note: I added the florets to the simmering stems when there was 10 minutes left to cook. I blended all of the broccoli so the soup would be smooth.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 390.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
282
Calories from Fat
169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.8g
29%
Saturated Fat
10.2g
51%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Sodium
977mg
41%
Potassium
548mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
15.3g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 116%
Calcium 30% Iron 9%
* 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
  • High in sodium
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