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easy broccoli cheddar soup
Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup perfectly combines vegetables like broccoli, celery, and Yukon gold potatoes with creamy melted cheddar cheese. This recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but comforting enough to enjoy on a weekend!

Author: DishingDelish.com
Ingredients
  • 8 cups broccoli florets fresh or frozen, cut into pieces
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium yukon gold potatoes washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium stalks celery chopped
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 medium vidalia onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and olive oil in a hot dutch oven.
  2. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Sauté until onions begin to caramelize (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in broth and broccoli. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to a simmer.
  5. When potatoes are soft (a fork goes through easily), puree soup using an immersion blender.
  6. Add half & half and cheddar cheese.
  7. Stir until combined and cheese is melted (about 1 minute).
Recipe Notes

If you don't have an immersion blender, you can carefully ladle the soup into a blender and puree in batches. Be very careful, as the soup is very hot!