Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Published April 1, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

Broccoli and cheese soup is classic comfort food, but many recipes yield gloppy, glorified cheese sauce or a mess of bland, gray vegetables. We wanted a Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup recipe that tasted like fresh, bright green broccoli. Cooking the fibrous broccoli stems until they were… read more

Broccoli and cheese soup is classic comfort food, but many recipes yield gloppy, glorified cheese sauce or a mess of bland, gray vegetables. We wanted a Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup recipe that tasted like fresh, bright green broccoli. Cooking the fibrous broccoli stems until they were soft, then adding cream and broccoli florets, ensured our recipe had the most broccoli flavor. The florets didn’t overcook and retained their bright color and fresh flavor. Adding the cheddar cheese at the end of cooking kept it from clumping and separating.

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Serves 6

Taste the soup before adding any salt; both the cheese and the chicken broth can be quite salty.

Ingredients

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