Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Sometimes when I look for recipes online, they have so many ingredients and such a complex way to making it, you think you need to do all the groceries first and then give it a shot But what I do is try to make it with what I have in my refrigerator and then see how it turns out. Most of the time it doesn’t really matter if you a missing few ingredients as long as you have the key ingredinets. Also the recipe migth prompt to cook things one at a time but you know if you are confident, you can make it a one pot meal. Another thing that prompt me to try this recipe is the use of chicken broth when I order this soup at any cafe or restaurant. So i thought let me make it at home and from that day on, it is one of the fav recipes for my family 🙂


  • 1/2 stick unsalted Butter
  • 1 small Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 medium Carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups Milk (Half n half will make it more creamier but that adds calories too so I just thought  of using milk)
  • 2 cups Water (Recipe asks for Vegetable Broth but again I didn’t have it in my refrigerator so i used water)
  • 1 bunch {12 ounces} Fresh Broccoli, cut into florets
  • pinch of dried Nutmeg powder (If you skip thius, it’s completely fine)
  • 8 ounces Good Sharp Cheddar Cheese, freshly grated
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Black Pepper, to taste



  • In a pan, saute the onions and carrots with unsalted butter for about 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Add the flour now to the onion carrot mix and cook it for about 3 minutes until it is little brown.
  • At this time add the broccoli florets, water, milk, pinch of nutmeg, cover the lid and let is cook for 25-30 minutes on low heat.
  • Check for the consistency, I like my soup to be little thick. You might feel the soup it not thick enough but once you add cheese to it, it will give you the desired consistency.
  • After the 25-30 minutes, remove the lid. Using your mashed potato thing, mash up the broccoli until only a few large broccoli pieces remain.
  • Add in Cheddar and Stir.
  • Garnish it with some more cheddar. Serve it hot. Enjoy it with sourdough.

I followed this recipe and simplified it a lot. If you have some more time and patience, go with the original one 🙂


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