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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This creamy broccoli cheddar soup is so easy to put together and it's enticing aroma brings everyone into the kitchen ready and anxious to eat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups blanched broccoli florets
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt the butter and add the oil.
  • Add the onions and peppers and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute more.
  • Stir in the flour and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the broth.
  • Stir in the cream.
  • Bring soup to a bubble, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Stir in the cheese, chili powder and cumin.
  • Simmer the soup for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked broccoli.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with crushed tortilla chips