Brocoli and Cheder Soup. Hey lovelies so as the weather outside continues to cool down things in the kitchen are just starting to heat up. All month long i am sharing some of my very favorite comfort food classics
and today it is all about this absolutely incredible broccoli cheddar soup that my whole family is loving right now,especially elle who just can’t seem to get enough.
Now what i love about this soup is that it’s quick and easy so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight and it involves some extra veggies which we know we could all be getting a little more of.
Now to get started for this soup i have got my nice big dutch oven heating up over medium-high heat on the stove and as soon as my dutch oven is nice and hot i’m going to go ahead and add some
butter to it.I just want to let that butter melt down until it becomes nice and frothy.If you don’t want to use butter in this recipe you also have the option to use a splash of oil instead it’s totally up to
you but of course the butter imparts a ton of great flavor. Now as soon as my butter is nice and melted i’m going to go ahead and add some onion to this. The ingredients in this recipe are
really really simple and there’s very little prep involved. Basically you’re really just chopping an onion some garlic and of course your broccoli florets.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
If you wanted to do all of your chopping during your sunday meal prep.You could save yourself a ton of time on a weeknight basically just get home throw it all into a pot and in
under 30 minutes. Dinner is on the table and it’s so super good and i’m just going to let that onion cook away for two to three minutes,just until it starts to soften up and becomes translucent
once our onion is nice and happy. We can go ahead and get our garlic in here.I’m using one clove in this recipe two or three will definitely work as well you guys know how we feel about garlic
in this kitchen real good we always feel real good and just as soon as that glorious garlic smell hits your nostrils.You know it’s time to get some flour into the pan now we’re using flour in
this case just to thicken this up. So it’s going to make a nice rich creamy soup but we want to make sure that we’re cooking off that more floury taste and that’s why we add it to the pot
before adding our liquids.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
Now we’re just going to let our flour cook for another 30 seconds to a minute. You want to make sure you’re stirring it constantly because you don’t want it to burn and the next step in this ultra simple
recipe is just going to be adding more liquids.In this case i am using a combination of some chicken broth as well as some milk. Now you could definitely use cream in this recipe.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
If you want to that is totally an option i find this recipe is rich enough already with the cheese we’re going to be adding but if you want to make it even more rich by all means go right ahead and add
some cream instead. Now all we really want to do at this point is heat those liquids just until they reach a simmer. you don’t want to let them boil because you don’t want to sculpt
that milk as soon as you start to see some bubbles breaking the surface. You basically want to turn your heat down to medium and then it’s time to add our star ingredient or beautiful broccoli to the
pot.Now you’ll notice i’m using a combination of broccoli florets as well as the stalks.I know a lot of people like to throw away their broccoli stalks but please don’t they’re really nutritious and super
tasty just as tasty as the florets.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
Basically all you need to do is give them a quick peel with a vegetable peeler just because there’s a bit of a woody peel that surrounds the stock but what’s inside is totally edible and amazing.
Once my broccoli is in the pot i like to add even more great flavor to this and to do that i am going to be adding some dried mustard as well as a little hint of smoked paprika.Now both of these ingredients
are optional but i have to say they make the final flavor of this soup extra delicious. We’ll just give this all a quick stir and then we just want to let it simmer away for between five and ten minutes
or until that broccoli is completely tender.Now as soon as that broccoli is tender we are ready to finish this soup off. I like doing that with a good heaping helping of shredded
cheddar cheese. Now you can see i am using some shredded yellow cheddar here you could use some white as well something really sharp is important though because you really want it to have great flavor
speaking of flavor. This is a great time to season this up with some salt and some pepper and honestly guys that’s it we just want to stir this until that cheese is fully
incorporated and then it is ready to be enjoyed seriously in 20 minutes or less what is not to love about that.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
Now of course you could always serve this yummy soup up with some nice fresh bread or even a grilled cheese on the side that would be super delicious but i like keeping things simple with
just some apple slices that little bit of sweetness offsets the savoriness of the soup and it’s really a match made in heaven guys.I really hope you love this recipe as much
as i do and that you’ll give it a try for yourselves.If you do be sure to comment me a photo because you know how much i love seeing your kitchen.Brocoli and Cheder Soup.
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