Think making broccoli cheese soup from scratch is way too hard? Think again! This delicious soup is not only packed with flavor, it comes together in just minutes! The perfect solution to a cold winter's day!

 

When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a hearty bowl of hot soup and it is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand. It’s even better if those recipes happen to be a family favorite that your kids and husband just love? Well then quite frankly, that’s a recipe you just can’t live without.

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This creamy broccoli cheese soup comes together surprisingly fast, and serving it a yummy bread bowl will make it feel extra special. It is also a great dish to serve to a crowd!

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup ingredients.

Here is what you need:

2 tablespoons butter
2 small shallots
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk
4 cups vegetable stock
1 320z package frozen broccoli florets
16 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt & pepper to taste

 

Steam broccoli first, then mash with a potato masher when cooled.

Step 1: Steam broccoli until soft then let cool and mash with potato masher.

Saute chopped shallots in butter.

Step 2: Saute shallots in 2 tablespoons butter until soft, then set aside.

Melt a half cup of butter then mix with flour until very light brown.

Step 3: Melt 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons flour. Mix well until combined and lightly brown.

Slowly add milk and cheese to the butter and flour mixture.

Step 4: Slowly add milk and continue to stir, then add shredded cheese a 1/2 cup at a time.

Add cheese mixture to the broccoli in a large soup pot.

Step 5: Add stock to large pot with broccoli, then add milk and cheese mixture. Continue to stir. Allow soup to come to a boil. Soup will continue to thicken as it cooks.

A perfect way to serve this broccoli cheese soup is in a sourdough bread bowl with a sprinkling of shredded cheese on top.

Step 6: Serve in bread bowls with some extra shredded cheese on top.

 

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This delicious soup comes together easily with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Course Soup
Keyword Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small shallots
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 32 oz package frozen broccoli florets
  • 16 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Steam broccoli until soft then let cool and mash with potato masher.
  2. Saute shallots in 2 tablespoons butter until soft, then set aside.
  3. Melt 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons flour. Mix well until combined and lightly brown.
  4. Slowly add milk and continue to stir, then add shredded cheese a 1/2 cup at a time.
  5. Add stock to large pot with broccoli, then add milk and cheese mixture. Continue to stir. Allow soup to come to a boil. Soup will continue to thicken as it cooks.
  6. Serve in bread bowls with some extra shredded cheese on top.

Recipe Notes

Number of servings (yield): 16

 

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