Who can resist a creamy bowl of Broccoli Cheddar Soup that’s homemade, with no artificial stuff?
Broccoli Cheese Soup is a meal in itself and can be made on the cheap and in less than one hour. You only need a few ingredients: chicken broth, a pinch of flour, butter, carrots, celery, broccoli and cheese!
Nothing beats homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup with no additives, preservatives or fake cheese! This is the Real Deal!
- 2 cups broccoli course chopped crowns or frozen
- 3 medium carrots matchstick-cut
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil or butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons paprika smokey
- 2 1/2 cups cheese cheddar; not pre-shredded
- 2 cups milk 2%
In a Dutch oven, or large pot, add oil/butter and bring to medium high heat
Shred cheese from cheese block and set aside (pre-shredded cheese is not recommended)
Add onions and celery to pot and cook 5-8 minutes or until onions are translucent
Stirring constantly, add flour to onion/celery mixture and combine; allow to cook for 3 minutes
Gradually add milk to onion/celery mixture
Use whisk to remove any flour lumps; once mixture is smooth add broth, carrots, paprika and bay leaf
Bring mixture to boil; once mixture is at boiling point, reduce heat to medium
Add broccoli and cheese; stir and combine well
Allow combination to cook for 20 minutes, covered
Remove bay leaf; test for salt and pepper; add pepper if desired and serve