Broccoli cheddar soup is a creamy and comforting soup that is popular in the United State
2 tbsp of butter, 1 diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 tbsp of flour, 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, 2 cups of heavy cream,
2 lbs of broccoli florets, 8 oz of grated sharp cheddar cheese, Salt and pepper to taste, Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually pour in the broth, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cream, broccoli, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Let the soup simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.
Use an immersion blender or a standard blender to puree the soup until smooth. If using a standard blender, make sure to blend the soup in batches and return it to the pot.
Serve the broccoli cheddar soup hot, garnished with chopped parsley, if desired. This broccoli cheddar soup recipe is a delicious and easy to make.
You can use fresh or frozen broccoli, depending on availability and preference. Enjoy!