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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Creamy and delicious classic broccoli cheddar soup!


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick butter, sliced in tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons of flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli crowns
  • 2 cups shredded carrots/matchsticks
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot on medium heat, add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to the pot. Once the butter is melted add the onions. Saute until the onions are tender.
  2. Add in the creole seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix into the onions, about 1 minute. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the remaining butter and once it has melted add in the flour and whisk to combine, 3-5 minutes. Whisk continuously until the the flour and butter has thickened.
  4. Slowly add in all of the stock, while still whisking.
  5. Add in the half and half, still continuously whisking as you pour in the half and half.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and add in the bay leaf. Simmer for 15 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  7. Add in the broccoli crowns and matchstick carrots. Cook for 20 minutes or until the broccoli reaches your desired tenderness.
  8. Stir in the cheese and allow the soup to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the bay leaf.
  10. Serve with your favorite bread and enjoy!