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Easy broccoli cheese soup

Creamy broccoli cheese soup is an easy and delicious dinner recipe the whole family will love. Served with crusty bread, it's the perfect comfort food.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli and cheese soup, Broccoli cheese soup, Broccoli cheese soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 201kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 kg (2lbs) broccoli stems finely chopped, florets
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups chicken / vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • cups cheddar cheese grated

Instructions

  • Saute the onions and broccoli stems until soft and fragrant.
  • Add the garlic, oregano, thyme and paprika and cook for a minute.
  • Add the flour and cook for a minute. Pour in the milk and stock and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli florets and cook for another 10 minutes until the broccoli is cooked.
  • Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Remove the soup from the heat, stir in the cheddar cheese. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1383IU | Vitamin C: 114mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 2mg