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Roast Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 


Ingredients….

  • 1 head brocoli
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups medium Cheddar cheese, grated (more for garnish at service)

Process…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Combine the 1st 5 ingredients and toss well
  3. Place this mixture on a cookie sheet
  4. Roast broccoli mixture for 30 minutes
  5. Place broccoli in a stock pot
  6. Add in chicken broth, seasonings and cornstarch
  7. Mix till no lumps appear from cornstarch
  8. Add in the butter
  9. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook covered for 20 minutes
  10. Remove the brocoli from the pot and place it in a blender
  11. Pulse the broccoli until you reach the  desired consistency, I like mine a little chunky.
  12. Return the broccoli to the stock pot
  13. Slowly add in the cream
  14. Add in the cheese
  15. Cook on low another 10 minutes or so, to heat all through

Alternative Method (using frozen broccoli)

  • Use 8 cups frozen broccoli
  • Combine broccoli, chicken broth, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder in a stock pot
  • Bring mixture to boil
  • Simmer for 30 minutes covered
  • Add in the cornstarch, mix well
  • Proceed to step 10

(This makes approximately 4 servings)

Garnish with extra cheese and croutons if you like. I love the bit of crunch croutons give the soup.

I just made the soup using this frozen broccoli method, the soup is delicious!

This time I cut back on the cheese, only used 1 cup shredded cheddar and 1/4 cup fresh parmessan cheese. I also cut back on the cream, this time I just used 1/4 cup and I omitted the butter.

No kidding, still… the soup was out of this world delish!

Hope you’ll give my recipes here a try.

Have a happy week!           g. 

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