Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
Cheddar broccoli soup is old-fashioned comfort food. But for something so simple, a lot can go wrong. We wanted a creamy soup that tasted like fresh, bright-green broccoli.
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 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.