Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream Soup

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When you search the internet for this recipe, you will find a lot of versions of it, healthy and not so healthy ones.
I decided to make my own, with just a few ingredients you have a wonderful cream soup that’s creamy without flour, milk or cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 100 g of freshly shredded cheddar cheese, or sliced with a knife
  • 1.5 L of vegetable stock
  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 potato

Prepare all your ingredients. Slice the cheese, cube the potato, cut the broccoli into florets, chop the onion, slice the celery and the carrots.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream SoupIn a pot heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion, celery, and carrots. Saute them for 7-10 minutes.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream SoupSeason with salt and pepper. Add the broccoli florets and the potato and saute for 2 more minutes.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream SoupAdd the stock and bring the soup to a boil.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream SoupThere’s no need for cream or milk in this recipe, because:

  1. the starch from the potato thickens the soup
  2. we add less stock to the soup, this way the soup is creamy without having the necessity of adding any cream

Let the soup cook for 20 minutes, until the potato is fully cooked. Blend the soup until it’s very creamy, or you can leave it chunkier like I did. That’s your call.

Now add the cheddar cheese and stir until it’s fully melted. Be sure to add freshly chopped or shredded cheese, not the ones that are already shredded, because those packages contain potato starch, powdered cellulose, and natamycin. These have anti-clumping properties that help keep cheese shreds separate.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream SoupI served a bowl of this soup with some freshly baked kale chips. It was delicious. This soup is hearty and super tasty and easy to make.

Have you ever tried Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream Soup? If not, I encourage you to try it, you will love it.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Cream Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 100 g of freshly shredded cheddar cheese, or sliced with a knife
  • 1.5 L of vegetable stock
  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 potato

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your ingredients. Slice the cheese, cube the potato, cut the broccoli into florets, chop the onion, slice the celery and the carrots.
  2. In a pot heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion, celery, and carrots. Saute them for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broccoli florets and the potato and saute for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the stock and bring the soup to a boil.
  5. Let the soup cook for 20 minutes, until the potato is fully cooked. Blend the soup until it's very creamy, or you can leave it chunkier like I did. That's your call.
  6. Now add the cheddar cheese and stir until it's fully melted.. Be sure to add freshly chopped or shredded cheese, not the ones that are already shredded, because those packages contain potato starch, powdered cellulose, and natamycin. These have anti-clumping properties that help keep cheese shreds separate.
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