Test Out This Great Broccoli Cheese Soup

broccoli cheddar cheese soup

Broccoli cheese soup is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The earliest known recipe dates back to the 1600s, when French cooks prepared a simple version of the dish with just a few ingredients – cream, cheese, and broccoli. From there, the recipe evolved over time to include more ingredients and flavors. By the early 1900s, the soup had become a popular comfort food in America, and it remains a favorite today.

Ingredients for A Delicious Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

-2 tablespoons butter
-1 small onion, diced
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
-4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
-1/2 cup heavy cream

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

-Large saucepan
-Cutting board
-Measuring cups/spoons
-Wooden spoon

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the nutmeg, pepper, and cheddar cheese.
  4. Add the cream and stir until combined. Simmer over low heat until the cheese is melted and the soup is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with a garnish of freshly chopped parsley, extra cheese, and/or croutons.

Optional Way to Add Some Spice:

For an extra kick, you can add a dash of chili powder or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the soup. This will give the dish a subtle but delicious spicy flavor.

Looking for other soup ideas? Check out our soup and stew recipes.

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