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Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup From 101 Cooking for Two
Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
One pot, one hour, one great soup. And oh so easy. Better than restaurant quality broccoli cheese soup for your family or company.
Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup From 101 Cooking for Two
Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
One pot, one hour, one great soup. And oh so easy. Better than restaurant quality broccoli cheese soup for your family or company.
  • CourseSoup
  • CuisineAmerican
  • KeywordBroccoli Cheese Soup, Easy Soup, Stovetop Soup
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
  • 1head broccolilarge
  • 1/4cup butter
  • 1 onionsmall
  • 1clove garlic
  • 1/4cup flour
  • 2cups chicken brothor vegetable
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
  • 2cups milk
  • 2cups cheese of choice
Instructions
  1. Rinse and spoon size chop one head of fresh broccoli. I discarded the stalk. This should be about two cups.
  2. Mince a small or 1/2 of a medium onion. Over medium high heat melt four tablespoons butter. Add onion and cook until clearing. About 3 minutes. Add one clove minced garlic and cook one more minute.
  3. Decrease heat to medium. Add 1/4 cup flour and continue to cook and stir continually until browning some. About 3 minutes.
  4. Slowly add two cups chicken or vegetable broth continuing to stir. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Allow to thicken some then add two cups milk. Bring to a boil and allow to thicken.
  5. Add broccoli and cover and turn down heat to simmer. Simmer until broccoli is tender. About 25 minutes.
  6. Option: Some people like to run an immersion blender through the soup at this point. I only wanted a little of that blending, so I used a potato masher.
  7. Add two cups of cheese of choice. I used sharp cheddar and some Velveeta. Simmer another 5 minutes and serve.
Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Choose the cheeses you like.
  2. Frozen broccoli works fine but may take a few minutes longer. Cook to the point of the broccoli is tender.
  3. If you want to copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup, then add 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots and 1 stalk thinly sliced celery at the same time as the broccoli.
  4. Make it Bacon Broccoli Cheese Soup. Everything is better with bacon. Chop 3 strips of bacon into 1/2 inch squares and fry until done. Drain and add along with the cheese.
  5. Great as leftovers and will freeze well.