Broccoli Cheese Soup

Soups, Stews & Chili | 30 Minutes or Less, Kid Friendly | Eggs & Dairy, Vegetables

SERVES 6 - START TO FINISH: 20 minutes
Recipe Scoop Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cooking Notes

For a sophisticated adult version, substitute an equal amount of crumbled blue cheese for the shredded cheddar.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 quart water
2 large heads broccoli (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1 large onion
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for optional garnish*
1 cup 2-percent milk
Black pepper to taste

Place water in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Rinse the broccoli. Cut off the tough ends of broccoli stalks and discard. Roughly chop broccoli and add to pot.

Peel and quarter onion and add to pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until broccoli is extremely tender, about 20 minutes.

Puree soup directly in the pot using an immersion blender (or transfer small batches to a blender and puree).

Add bouillon cubes, cheese and milk. Stir well and continue to heat over medium-low heat, but do not boil. Cook and stir until bouillon is dissolved and cheese is well incorporated.

Serve immediately, topping with additional cheese if desired.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Approximate Values Per Serving: 183 calories (38% from fat), 8 g fat (5 g saturated), 20 mg cholesterol, 12 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 7 g dietary fiber, 1376 mg sodium

Comments

From Tampa DUI Lawyer - December 31, 2010

O.k...I must buy an immersion blender! I have seen them used many times on FoodNetwork. Thank you for the lovely recipe. My daughter is six but she will enjoy this and it's a great healthy lunch for her. She loves her broccoli and cheese.

From Olga - January 20, 2011

Well, I was looking for a good immersion blender and came to your site. My decision to buy the blender is firm now, your soup looks terrific!

From Ann - January 21, 2011

How many servings in the Broccoli Cheese Soup. Thank you

From shirley's got an immersion blender! - March 17, 2011

Hello, your soup looks delicious and easy! Must this soup have cheese and substitutes? Please let me know thank you!

From shirley's got an immersion blender! - March 17, 2011

I meant to type *any substitutes for the cheese? Healthy cheese, maybe? thx again

From Alicia - November 07, 2012

HI Shirley, I am sorry for just now seeing your comment. question! I would not suggest using a "healthier cheese" It simply won't melt correctly and will ruin the texture of the soup!

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