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Sandy's Homemade Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars
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"I found many recipes for broccoli Cheddar soup. I changed many of the ingredients in those recipes. This is the recipe I came up with. It's the best one yet. You don't need all the extra ingredients to make it. Just basic ingredients. and it's delicious. I think it tastes just like Panera®."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 345
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in flour and continue to stir until mixture turns golden brown, about 5 minutes. Slowly add half-and-half to onion mixture, stirring until mixture is smooth. Add chicken broth; season with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli, carrot, and celery. Simmer until vegetables are tender yet crisp, about 20 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add Cheddar cheese to soup and cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This is just half of the original recipe. It works for me. I don't have a lot leftover. If you want more just double the ingredients.
  • If soup is too thick, add about 1/4 cup water to reach desired consistency.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 345 calories; 27.8 11.9 13.1 85 823 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Sounds like Brenda is full of herself. Excellent recipe. It's five by itself. I'm sure Brenda brought it down to three stars.

Most helpful critical review

Poor Brenda lol

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Sounds like Brenda is full of herself. Excellent recipe. It's five by itself. I'm sure Brenda brought it down to three stars.

I did tweak this recipe and then it made it 5 stars! I used more onion and more carrots. I took some chicken stock and mixed it in with cream cheese to make it thick and creamy in place of usi...

Better than any I've ordered at a restaurant!!

Made this recipe a few days ago, everyone in the family loved it so much. First time I made it I used frozen broccoli, which was great, but the second time tried it with fresh, steamed broccoli ...

I really enjoyed this recipe as did my husband. The only change I made was to add some garlic with the onion. The soup is really flavorful and is surprisingly filling. I like that it can be m...

Delicious! Everyone loved it. Didn't change a thing. Good thing I doubled the recipe.

Wow just made this today! In love! I used vegetable broth as I am vegetarian and added some garlic cloves and cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit! So yummy!!!

I thought this was delicious even before I put the cheese in. I should have read the cook's notes and made a lot more though. As written, we had two not quite full bowls and would be good for a ...

Easy to make and tastes so delicious. I really appreciate that all of the ingredients are fresh. So many other recipes I read used canned soups (such as cream of chicken) or processed cheese. I ...