Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup! Ultra creamy homemade broccoli and cheese soup with a dash of smoky flavor. It’s the ideal comfort food for all year long and can be served as an appetizer, main dish, or side.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onionchopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika(optional)
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pound broccolicut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheeseplus more for garnish (optional)


  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter. Add yelllow onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 3 minutes.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter,1 large yellow onion,1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  • Whisk in flour and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until flour has absorbed butter and has turned a tan color, about 5-7 minutes.
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Continuing to whisk, pour in a little bit of the chicken broth and allow the flour to absorb it. Once absorbed, pour in a little bit more chicken broth and repeat the process. Continue until all of the chicken broth has been added.
    2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Stil continuing to whisk, pour in half and half cream and stir until combined.
    2 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • Bring soup to a simmer. While soup heats up, season soup with salt, ground mustard, smoked paprika, and pepper, to taste. Once bubbling, reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
    1 teaspoon salt,1/2 teaspoon ground mustard,1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika,1 pinch black pepper
  • Add broccoli and carrots to soup. Bring to another simmer and allow to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
    1 pound broccoli,1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • Remove soup from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until well incorporated.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Serve soup immediately with more cheddar cheese as garnish.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

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