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Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This Broccoli Cheddar soup is easy to make and delicious to eat. It also freezes really well for up to three months, making it a perfect dinner-in-a-minute solution on busy nights.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lunch, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 445 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ onion diced
  • pounds broccoli about 4 individual heads, florets removed (about 6 cups) and stems peeled and diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 cups half and half
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese grated
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a 5-qt stock pot. Add the onions and diced broccoli stems and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the ground mustard, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sauté until the onion and broccoli stems start to soften – 4 more minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the stock and half and half and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring as it thickens. Lower the heat, add a pinch of nutmeg and the broccoli florets, and continue to simmer with the lid askew for 15 minutes until the broccoli has softened.

  2. Transfer 2 cups of the mixture to a food processor and process until smooth. Return the purée to the pot. Stir in the Cheddar cheese (reserving a little for garnishing) until melted and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Serve hot and garnish with extra grated cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 of 6 servings)
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 867mg36%
Potassium 569mg16%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1914IU38%
Vitamin C 103mg125%
Calcium 456mg46%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.