Broccoli –Cheese Soup

by Erica Dinho on November 2, 2009

Broccoli SoupI was in the mood for soup, so I made this broccoli and cheese soup for lunch yesterday. Not what I would call a traditional weekend lunch in my house, but it was delicious. It is also simple and easy to make. I hope you enjoy it too.

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Ingredients

(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the broccoli florets and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broth, cream, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer back to the pot and add the cheese. Stir to combine and cook for about 5 more minutes. Adjust the seasoning and serve warm.
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1 girlichef November 2, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Simple and delicious…I would definitely enjoy it!

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2 linda November 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM

yummm try it with Cauliflower sometime it’s good too…

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3 Taste Traveller November 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Mmm! This is an old favourite of mine that I haven’t had in a really long time. Maybe it’s because I can’t find cheddar around here. I think Gruyère might be a good substitute.

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4 Erica November 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Thank you guys!

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5 Sarah Naveen November 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Soup looks Yummy and healthy..
Perfect for the winter :)

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6 Ann November 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM

This looks so yumm and perfect for the weather :)

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7 Claudia Medeiros November 2, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Perfect recipe , Erica !!
Have a wonderful week ! :)

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8 nora@ffr November 2, 2009 at 12:58 PM

wow!! vat a great combo!! m loving it! :)

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9 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie November 2, 2009 at 1:55 PM

This soup looks like it would be a hit at my house – and my daughter just decided she likes broccoli after all :)

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10 Ben November 2, 2009 at 4:41 PM

I’ve been meaning to make a broccoli soup and this one has inspired me! I know what’s for lunch tomorrow :)

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11 Erica November 2, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Thank you all for the comments!

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12 Vinolia November 5, 2009 at 5:41 AM

my husband loves broccoli however it is presented, in soups, steamed or curried…yummmmm, your broccoli soup looks warm and delicious, one of my favourite comfort foods!

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13 Oysterculture November 7, 2009 at 7:33 PM

This is one of my favorite soups of all time. I have never been able to pass up this soup, and now I have this wonderful recipe to try.

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