Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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This is the best soup you will ever eat. It honestly has to be one of my most favourite soups growing up as a kid.
I think this is why I love broccoli so much. My mom would always add just a touch of Parmesan or cheddar cheese on it, and boy was it GOOD. I would eat the whole thing! I left the broccoli in bigger chunks for this recipe, as it makes it more chunky and fulfilling. I also love using old sharp cheddar cheese. It makes it creamy, rich and absolutely delicious. You will never want to eat another soup than this one, I promise!

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Best Broccoli Cheddar Soup

www.VivaciousGourmet.com
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbso small onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 celery small diced
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 3 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 medium head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups milk or plant based milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups old sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp cooked bacon bits
  • 2 tsp chives diced small

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, oven medium heat add (half the butter)1 tbsp butter, onions, garlic and sauté until translucent.
  • Add celery, carrots, 1 tbsp butter, flour, whisk together until cooked. About 2-3 mins or until light golden colour.
  • Whisk in vegetable stock until flour is incorporated and not lumpy.
  • Add in broccoli and oat milk and all remaining seasoning- paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, s&p
  • Bring to a simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Serve in bowls, add remaining cheese, bacon bits, chives. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
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