Broccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli cheese soup is a creamy, cheesy, and comforting soup that everyone will love! Its perfect paired with fresh bread on a cold day!
- 4 TBS butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
- 1 TBS minced garlic
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 3 cups half and half
- 3-4 cups broccoli (chopped)
- 1 large carrot (trimmed, peeled, and sliced in thin rounds) (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large sauce pan, add your butter and melt over medium heat.
Add in the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally till translucent.
Add flour to the mixture, and cook until the flour onion mixture is thickened. (About 3 minutes)
Slowly add in the chicken or vegetable stock, while stirring.
Slowly add in the half and half while stirring constantly.
Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Add in the broccoli and carrots. Add in the salt and pepper.
Allow to simmer for another 20 minutes, until the mixture has thickened some. Whisk occasionally to reincorporate the skin on top.
Add the shredded cheese and stir in till smooth.
Soup stores well in the fridge for about 1 week, in an airtight container.