Today we are making creamy broccoli cheddar soup made with fresh broccoli and grilled cheese. So let’s get started.
- 2-3 cups fresh broccoli
- ½ cup baby carrots, finely diced optional
- ½ cup white onions, finely diced (can use more)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup smoked gouda cheese
Ok, we’re going to start by just removing our broccoli heads didn’t have to be perfect, Now I have a bowl of water. It’s a tiny bit of water, a teeny, tiny bit. It’s going to place that fresh broccoli right into that bowl.
now we’re ready to start steaming. so go ahead and get your plastic wrap. I hate Saran Wrap so much. Go ahead and cover your bowl up with the plastic wrap. We’re going to microwave this for about seven to 10 minutes just until it’s nice and tender.
Now I have some carrots and onions all cut up. Cute in a little bowl. I also have some chicken broth and some garlic. Go ahead and throw all of that into a pot, bring it to a boil and let it stay here for about 15 minutes and then go ahead and just set that aside, our broccoli is looking lovely. we’re going to dices up really, really fun. I like big chunks of broccoli in my broccoli cheddar soup sort to cut it up really, really fine.
I set up and set it aside and here I have some heavy cream and some whole milk. Go ahead and add that milk to that and we’re going to microwave it just until it’s warm and then set that aside. and your butter into a large pot. I’m using a tabletop skillet. When your butter has melted, go ahead and whisk in that flour and keep on whisk and keep on with you guys.Now it’s going to add in a little bit of salt and pepper. Just add a little flavor to it. Go ahead and waste that and make sure you watch your heat. We don’t want to burn this stuff. Just keep your whisk moving. Cook that for about a minute, one to two minutes or so, and then add in that warmed milk and heavy cream mixture. And after about two minutes, it will thicken up and look all creamy.
Now we’re going to add in that broth mixture. OK, just pour that right into there and just keep that with all that heavy cream. All that heavy cream is with is taking this thing up beautifully. OK, now for the cheeses. I’m using sharp cheddar and some smoked gouda. You can use any kind of cheese. You want to make sure you use a sharp cheese. OK, and that smoked gouda. Oh my gosh. Yeah, it tastes like so much. I have to put some bacon all up and this stuff is really good in it. So don’t be scared to smoke gouda. I go ahead and just start the up until the cheese has melted and then finally last them the broccoli. Go ahead and throw in that broccoli and you are done. You have just created a bank in homemade broccoli cheddar soup that is so freaking the vine.
This is the texture that I like right here, thick and creamy. But if you like yours a little bit thinner, go ahead and add in some chicken broth if you want, like a lot of chunks in it. Go ahead and puree it if you like. But that’s it, you guys. So easy lunch is done, Serve it in a breathable and you are good to go.