Light and Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Light and Quick Broccoli  Cheese Soup Recipe
A lighter Broccoli & Cheese Soup that uses milk and no cream, but is still just as delicious!

Winter seems never ending here in the midwest, and we have about a foot of snow on the ground! Like you, we are definitely in need of some warm and comforting soup.

I love Broccoli & Cheese soup but recipes for it can be complicated to follow and the cheese can curdle if you add it wrong. But don’t worry, been there, done that and I’m here to help!

What Kind Of Cheese To Use
  • Mild, Medium or Sharp Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • You can also add in a 1/4 cup of grated parmesan
Broccoli Cheese Soup
 

The How To

First chop up half an onion into a small dice. Then take one cup of frozen broccoli florets and microwave them for one minute, this will make them easier to cut. Cut the broccoli into small bite sized pieces.

Then grate a handful of baby carrots until you have a 1/4 cup of grated carrots. Next, grate your 8 oz block of cheese, I used mild cheddar in this recipe.

Now place a medium or large sized pot on the stove over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt. Next add the diced onion and grated carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, the salt will help sweat the onions. Cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Next, add 1 tablespoon of flour and cook stirring with whisk for 1 minute. This cooks the flour and melds it into the mixture so that your soup doesn’t taste like flour. Then slowly add 1/4 cup of chicken broth, whisk. Add another 1/4 cup, whisk. And then slowly add the rest! Whisk to combine.

Bring the burner heat to medium and add 1/8 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer on low-medium for 5 minutes so lightly thicken. Then add broccoli and cook another 2 minutes.

Turn the heat off the soup and add in 1 cup of milk. Then sprinkle in handfuls of cheese and whisk to combine. If it needs some help coming together just put it back on the stove over low heat and whisk.

There you have it, broccoli cheese soup! Hope you enjoy! Let me know what cheese you use in the comments!

-Hailee

Tips

This makes a more runny soup, if you would like it thicker, add 2-3 tablespoons of flour to the onion carrot mixture instead of just 1.

You can store in the fridge for 2-3 days. However it won’t freeze well.

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Light and Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

A lighter Broccoli & Cheese Soup that uses milk and no cream, but is still just as delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Keyword: Easy, Healthy, Light, Quick, Simple, Soup
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Cheese grater
  • Medium pot
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 8 oz block of cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

Prepare

  • Chop half an onion into a small dice
  • Microwave one cup of frozen broccoli florets for one minute. Then chop into small bite sized pieces.
  • Grate a handful of baby carrots until you have a 1/4 cup of grated carrots.
  • Grate 8 oz block of cheese

Make The Soup

  • Place a medium sized pot on the stove over medium-low heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt.
  • Add the diced onion and grated carrots, lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of flour and cook stirring with whisk for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add 1/4 cup of chicken broth, whisk.
  • Add another 1/4 cup, whisk. Then slowly add the rest. Whisk to combine.
  • Bring the burner heat to medium and add 1/8 tsp garlic powder and 1/8 italian seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer on low-medium for 5 minutes to lightly thicken.
  • Add broccoli and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off the soup and add in 1 cup of milk.
  • Sprinkle in handfuls of cheese and whisk to combine.
  • If it needs some help coming together put it back on the stove over low heat and whisk. Enjoy!


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