Thursday, November 15, 2012

Broccoli & White Cheddar Soup

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

When winter is in the air I only want to eat warm cozy bowls of soup.  I found a recipe for broccoli cheese soup on the super tasty recipe-filled blog,  not without salt.  I adapted this recipe to make it my own yummy (less heavy) version for dinner. I think this would be a great warm-up dish for Turkey Day.

Click through to see how I kept this soup rich & creamy without using cream!


Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, stems and florets separated and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 6 1/2 cups chicken stock or veggie stock
  • 1 can coconut milk (about 13.5 oz or so)
  • 3 tbl flour
  • 2 cups grated sharp white cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Make it!
  1. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in heavy medium pot over medium-high heat. Add broccoli stems and onion; sauté until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. 
  2. Add garlic & tarragon; sauté 1 minute. Add stock; bring to boil. Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes. 
  3. Process in a blender or use an immersion blender (but becareful!!!) to get a smooth puree. 
  4. Stir in coconut milk. 
  5. Mix remaining 3 tablespoons butter with flour in small bowl to make paste. 
  6. Whisk paste into soup. 
  7. Add broccoli florets. 
  8. Simmer until soup thickens & florets are tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. 
  9. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese reserving the remaining for garnish.
broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.
broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

broccoli & white cheddar soup. heatheromade. recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Yummo!
    Sounds delicious
    it is going to be a "must-try"

    ReplyDelete