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Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe

A comforting Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe that is perfect for a meatless meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 heads of broccoli, a little less than 1 lb, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup aged white cheddar, shredded

Instructions
 

  • In a soup pot, sauté onion in oil. Remove onion from pan and set aside.
  • Using the same pan, melt the butter than slowly add in the flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour in the the half & half and whisk to make sure there aren't any clumps of flour.
  • Add the vegetable stock. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots and sautéed onions. Cook over low heat 20 minutes or until broccoli is cooked but not mushy.
  • Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper, adjusting to taste. Remove 2 cups of the soup and blend using an immersion blender or let cool and blend in a standard blender. Transfer this blended portion back into the soup. Return to heat and add in shredded cheese.
  • Serve hot with crusty bread like ciabatta.
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