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Broccoli-Cheese Soup

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 2 qt
This easy homemade broccoli and cheese soup features the convenience of frozen broccoli, packaged croutons, and on-hand staples such as flour, milk, chicken broth and cheese.    

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 qt. chicken broth
  • 6 cups frozen broccoli florets (about 1 1/2 lb.), thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp
  • Cheddar
  • 2 cups prepared croutons, for serving

Nutrition Information

  • calories 272
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • protein 12 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • sodium 927 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring to make a paste, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in broth and then bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, stirring often until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Using a blender, puree broccoli mixture in batches. Transfer batches to a large bowl. Return puree to saucepan, place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Gradually whisk in milk and 1 cup cheese. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each serving with croutons and a sprinkling of remaining cheese.