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Broccoli Cheese Soup ~ NEW 31 Days of Chili, Soups & Stews

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 8 persons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, finely diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced very small
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounces white American cheese, cubed (not processed food slices)
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, add the butter, onion, carrots, and celery. Cook over medium heat for about 4 - 5 minutes until carrots are tender.
  • To the pot, add broth and broccoli. Boil 10 minutes to soften the broccoli.
  • In a small bowl, add milk, cornstarch, garlic, and all seasonings. Stir well until all cornstarch lumps are dissolved. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the soup pot and bring to a very low simmer.
  • Add in cheese and cream. Stir continually to melt. Stir until cheese is smoothly blended.
  • Serve immediately.