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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

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50 mins
Vadim Rachok
23.01.2024
13.04.2024
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Make an easy dinner for your family with broccoli cheddar soup. This dish is both nutritious and delicious. Its rich and savory flavor will warm you up on cold winter evenings. Moreover, the broccoli cheddar soup recipe requires using simple ingredients. The preparation process is also super easy.  Well, check the ingredients list to gather all the necessary products, and let’s start to cook this delicious dish.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a delightful combination of hearty vegetables and rich, cheesy goodness. The creamy texture and balanced flavors make it a comforting choice for any occasion. Don't forget to finish it with a golden-brown cheese topping for that extra touch of indulgence. Enjoy the warmth and goodness of this soup, perfect for cozy family dinners!

Here we go!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Ingredients

  • Broccoli: It provides a robust vegetable flavor and texture and adds a hearty and nutritious base for soup.
  • Onions: Onion enhances the overall flavor, providing a savory and aromatic base for the soup.
  • Celery stalk: It adds a subtle, earthy flavor and contributes to the texture of the soup.
  • Carrot: Carrot provides natural sweetness and complements the savory elements for a balanced flavor. In addition, it adds a vibrant color to the soup.
  • Milk: Milk creates a smooth, rich texture and adds creaminess to the soup.
  • Cream: Add additional richness and a luxurious mouthfeel to the soup with cream.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melt cheddar into the soup to create a cheesy goodness. It also provides a sharp and savory flavor.
  • Chicken broth: It adds a savory and umami depth to the soup base, enhancing the overall flavor.
  • White wine: Wine creates a well-rounded flavor, adding complexity and depth to the broth.
  • Garlic: It enhances the savory notes of the soup. 
  • Paprika: Use the paprika to add a hint of smokiness and mild spice that enhances the overall flavor of the dish.
  • Sesame seeds: They provide a nutty and slightly crunchy texture that adds a unique note to the soup.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is used for sautéing vegetables, it enhances their flavor and contributes to the overall richness of the soup.
  • Salt: Seasoning that enhances the taste of all other ingredients of the dish.
  • Pepper: Pepper adds a hint of heat and complements the other flavors in the soup.

How to Make 

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  1. First, cut the onion into strips, and slice celery, garlic, and carrots.
  2. Next, grate the cheese.
  3. Cut the broccoli into florets and slice the stem. Bring the water to a boil, add salt. Then blanch the broccoli florets for 3 minutes and the stalks for 5 minutes.
  4. Sauté the onion for 4 minutes over medium heat, add the carrots and celery, and sauté for 5 minutes. Then, add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add white wine, and evaporate it twice.
  6. Add paprika and chicken broth. Then, add the broccoli florets, leaving a few pieces for decoration.
  7. Next, add milk, cream, salt and pepper. Cook at low temperature, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Blend with a blender until smooth.
  9. Pour into a plate, garnish with broccoli, and add cheddar cheese. 
  10. Bake with a blowtorch until golden brown, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

how to cook Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Chef Recipe tip:

  • If you don’t have a blowtorch, you can bake the soup until golden brown in the oven at 356 F degrees (180 C) for 2-3 minutes, or in the microwave until the cheese is melted.

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What goes well with broccoli cheddar soup?

If you want to complete the broccoli cheddar soup, serve it with begets or toast. To get the real restaurant feel, you can serve it in bread. This presentation will amaze your guests. Also, you can complete the soup with a green salad. It is a suitable variant for those who think that the dish is too carbohydrate.

How to Store Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you want to store broccoli cheddar soup, pour it into the airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 5 days.

A very good and nutritious soup, which is suitable both for regular balanced nutrition and for the keto diet. Additionally, a portion of this soup provides a full serving of protein, making it valuable for both weight loss and muscle gain. This soup can make a wonderful lunch (if you are not on the keto diet, complement it with a slice of whole grain bread for maximum meal balance). It also works great for dinner (but in this case, it's better to refrain from bread if you're not aiming to gain weight).

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
4.5/5 (2)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Make super cheese and creamy broccoli cheddar soup for the best dinner!
the best Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
3
The ingredients you need:
1 pc broccoli
2 pcs medium onions
2 pcs celery stalk
1 pc small carrot
7 ounces (200 g) milk
5,3 ounces (150 g) cream
2,5 ounces (70 g) cheddar cheese
5,3 ounces (150 g) chicken broth
1 ounce (30 g) white wine
2 cloves garlic
0,07 ounces (2 g) paprika
0,1 (3 g) sesame seeds
1 ounce (30 g) olive oil for frying
salt
pepper
Let’s start !
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1. Cut the onion into strips, slice celery, garlic, and carrots.

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2. Grate the cheese.

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3. Cut the broccoli into florets and slice the stem. Bring the water to a boil, add salt. Blanch the broccoli florets for 3 minutes and the stalks for 5 minutes.

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4. Sauté the onion for 4 minutes over medium heat, add the carrots and celery, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

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5. Add white wine, and evaporate it twice.

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6. Add paprika and chicken broth. Add the broccoli florets, leaving a few pieces for decoration.

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7. Add milk and cream, salt and pepper. Cook at low temperature, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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8. Blend with a blender until smooth.

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10. Pour into a plate, garnish with broccoli, and add cheddar cheese.

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11. Bake with a blowtorch until golden brown, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 3 Calories: 1446
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g29%
Saturated Fat 14g72%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 624mg27%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g5%
Total Sugars 5g 
Protein 14g 
Vitamin C 18mg88%
Calcium 403mg31%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 277mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of flavor, consider adding a dash of nutmeg or a sprinkle of thyme to your broccoli cheddar soup. These aromatic spices can elevate the overall taste profile and add a subtle complexity to the dish. Experiment with small quantities to find the perfect balance that suits your palate.

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