Brocolli Cheddar Soup

We’re getting ready for the fall and I’ve decided to put together a bunch of soup recipes that will come in handy as the weather changes and gets cooler

On a chilly night, nothing comforts me more than a bowl of warm soup. This Brocolli Cheddar Soup is our family favorite, and fills you up like a meal!

It is easy, delicious, rich, filling and low carb. What else could you ask for?

Let’s make it, shall we? Makes 3 servings

You’ll need:

1 medium broccoli – cut into small florets and stock pieces chopped (aim is to not waste any part of the broccoli)

1 medium yellow onion roughly chopped

3-4 garlic cloves halved

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper as per taste

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp dried rosemary – optional

1.5 cups chicken/vegetable stock

1/4th cup cold water

1/4th cup table cream

¾ th cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

In a big pan/dutch oven, add 1 tbsp each of olive oil and butter. Once the butter melts, toss in the broccoli stock pieces (not the florets, you’ll know later why), onion and garlic cloves

Add pinch of salt and pepper. On a medium high heat sautee till everything in the pan lightly caramelises and changes color

Browned/Caramelized lightly

Now add ½ cup of chicken stock to deglaze the pan. Add Rosemary and stir for about 1 min. Remove it from the heat and cool it down

Transfer to a blender, add 1/4th cup cold water and blitz it to a creamy mixture. Set aside in a bowl

Now in the same pan, on medium high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Now add the Broccoli florets and get them charred tossing continuously. We will not be adding salt here as salt makes the broccoli release water and we want crispy broccoli, not mushy

Charred Broccoli

Once the broccoli has a nice crispy golden texture, set it aside in a bowl

In the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter on medium heat

Now add the creamy broccoli mixture and 1 cup of chicken/veg stock. Add salt, pepper and paprika to taste and cover cook for 3-4 mins

Now add 1/4th cup cream, 3/4th cup shredded cheddar and mix well

Once the cheese melts, add in your charred broccoli, mix

Garnish with more cheese and serve hot!

Deliciousness in a bowl that will keep you full for hours!! Enjoy

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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