Broccoli Cheddar Soup

broccoli chedddar soupThis is one of my favorite soups. It’s creamy, packed full of broccoli and it’s easy to put together. It’s also a soup I can feed to just about anyone and they’ll like it. The combination of the two cheeses gives it just that extra bit of kick of flavor I think that the traditional broccoli soup needs.

1 small white onion, diced
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
2 cups 2% milk
4 1/2 cups broccoli (about 1 larger head)
2 cups white cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
salt and pepper, to taste

broccolisoup3In a large stock pot over medium heat melt the butter and add the onion.  Cook for 5 minutes, the onions will be soft. Add in the flour and combine well. Next whisk the vegetable broth and the milk in. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on top and cook for 10-15 minutes uncovered to allow it to thicken. Place the broccoli into the pot and stir well, allow it to simmer for another 15-20 minutes. The broccoli will now be soft.

broccolisoup2Use an immersion blender, or carefully transfer the soup in batches to a blender. Puree until completely mixed. I had to transfer mine over in 4 batches. Return it all to the stock pot and over low heat stir in both cheeses. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

*If you find the soup is a bit on the thick side for you, add another cup of vegetable broth or water.

8 thoughts on “Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  1. Joanna 2014/03/08 / 3:15 pm

    Definitely trying this! 🙂

  2. Lori 2014/03/08 / 10:17 pm

    This looks good! I can’t eat rice flour (not low-glycemic)…..I can eat almond, tapioca, and coconut. Do you think any of those would work?

    • Gluten Free Fabulous 2014/03/09 / 4:21 am

      I’d go with the tapioca – will work fine in place of the rice flour 🙂

      • Lori 2014/03/10 / 1:19 pm

        Thanks so much! I would have had no idea which to choose! 🙂

  3. lizard100 2014/03/10 / 1:06 pm

    Broccoli soups are fabulous. We don’t have a cheese one yet! Thank you.

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