Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup, Jeanne's Way

Jeanne Gliddon


The recipe that I started with was compliments of Emeril Lagasse but because of an accident on my part, it changed to my own wonderful creation! Emeril's called for 2 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth. I thought that I had two cans of the chicken broth but realized to late that I had a can of chicken broth and a can of beef broth. So I said "Oh well, it'll just be a hartier soup!", and proceeded to make it. I also changed fresh thyme to dried and added more cheese. What I came up with was a delicious warm and comforting soup that was a huge hit with my family. Enjoy!

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5 Tbsp
unsalted butter, separated
1 c
yellow onions, chopped
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1/8 tsp
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1/8 tsp
dried thyme leaves
4 Tbsp
all-purpose flour, i used gluten free flour.
1 can(s)
14.5 chicken broth, low sodium
1 can(s)
14.5 beef broth, low-sodium
1 pkg
16-ounce frozen broccoli thawed and separated
1/2 c
heavy cream
2 c
shredded medium cheddar cheese
croutons or crackers, optional


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1Gather all your ingredients.

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2In a medium pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium high heat.

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3Add the onions, salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook, stirring, until soft, 3 minutes.

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4Add the garlic and thyme and cook, stirring, until fragrant, for 20 seconds.

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5Add the flour and cook, stirring until the mixture is well blended and smells fragrant, 2 minutes.

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6Slowly add the chicken and beef broth, whisking constantly.

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7Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer at a slow boil until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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8Add the broccoli, cook until tender for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

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9Remove the pot from the heat and purée with a hand-held immersion blender. (Purée in batches if using a blender or food processor and return to pot.)

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10Add the cream and bring to bare simmer to heat thoroughly.

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11Add the cheese and cook over low heat, stirring, until melted.

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12Add the 2 tablespoons cold butter, stirring to blend.

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13Remove from heat and ladle the soup into pre-heated bowls. Sprinkle with croutons or serve with french bread or crackers and serve immediately. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy