Broccoli Cheddar Soup Delight


Welcome to a bowl of Cozy Comfort: Broccoli Cheddar Soup Delight. This soup is a creamy, cheesy, and utterly comforting dish that perfectly combines the freshness of broccoli with the rich, velvety texture of cheddar cheese. Ideal for chilly days or when you need a comforting meal, this soup is a hug in a bowl. Its hearty goodness is sure to satisfy your cravings and warm your soul.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250ml)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 410mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g


  • 500g (1.1 lbs) fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 200g (7oz) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 liter (4.2 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 200ml (6.8oz) heavy cream
  • 100g (3.5oz) carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 30g (1oz) butter
  • 30g (1oz) all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and carrots, sauté until softened.
  2. Add chopped broccoli and broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is tender.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour with a bit of broth to create a slurry. Stir into the soup to thicken.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add grated cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. For a smoother soup, use an immersion blender to puree the soup to your desired consistency.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with extra cheese or croutons, if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Gradually add cheese on low heat to prevent curdling.
  • Use sharp cheddar for a more pronounced flavor.
  • Adjust thickness by varying the amount of flour.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen broccoli?

Yes, though fresh broccoli provides the best flavor and texture.

How can I make this soup healthier?

Use low-fat cheese and milk instead of heavy cream.

Can I store and reheat this soup?

Yes, refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat gently to avoid separating.