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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sweet & Savory - Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Just thinking about the scrumptious combination of cheddar cheese and creamed broccoli makes my mouth water!  This soup is a lunch or brunch favorite.

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • a few drops of hot sauce (I used Cajun Sunshine)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, optional
  • 1 medium onion, pureed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Croutons, bread, or crackers

  • Place chicken broth, onion, broccoli, garlic pepper, thyme, bay leaves, and hot sauce inside a large sauce pan or stock pot.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until broccoli is softened.
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Pour mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour into large bowl.
  • Melt butter in sauce pan in which you cooked the broccoli.  
  • Add flour and salt until a paste forms.
  • Add milk and cook, stirring continuously, until mixture thickens.
  • Add cheddar cheese and stir until dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour in broccoli mixture and heat until well blended.
  • Use additional chicken broth or hot water to thin, if necessary.

  • Serve with bread, crackers, or croutons.
  • Sprinkle additional shredded cheddar cheese before serving bowls or cups of soup.
  • Serve with freshly fried, crumbled, drained, bacon chunks.


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