Recipe RECIPE - Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

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Cheddar Broccoli Potato Soup

Homemade creamy soup recipe featuring fresh broccoli and potatoes with cheese :)

  • 5 1/2 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped carrots (about 3)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and cubed russet potatoes, cut 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick (2 large)
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets (from about 2 heads)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  • Large pot
  • Medium saucepan
  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the butter
  • Add carrots, celery and onion
  • Saute 3 - 4 minutes
  • Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer
  • Stir in chicken broth, potatoes and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and cook 15 minutes
  • Stir in broccoli and cook 5 minutes longer or until veggies are tender
  • Melt remaining 4 Tbsp butter in the medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Stir in flour and cook, whisking constantly for about 1 minute
  • While whisking vigorously, slowly pour in milk and continue until there are no lumps
  • Cook stirring constantly until mixture begins to gently boil and thicken
  • Stir in heavy cream
  • Remove from heat
  • Once all veggies are tender, pour the veggies into the soup mixture and stir in
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheddar and parmesan cheeses until melted
  • Serve warm

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