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Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

ingredients

serves four
1 lb (450 g) fresh broccoli
6 oz (175 g) good mature Cheddar, grated
6 oz (175 g) potatoes
1 medium onion, peeled
3 1/2 cups (27 fl oz) 750 ml chicken stock
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Good pinch Salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon white sugar

method

1. Chop the onion, potatoes and broccoli, and put half the florets to one side.

2. Heat the chicken stock or water to boiling point.

3. Pour the oil into a large saucepan, fry the onion very gently until translucent and add the potatoes. Give it a stir, add the boiling chicken stock or water and sugar, and cook the potatoes and onions for about 10 minutes.

4. Add half the broccoli, season and cook until tender - about 5 minutes.

5. Pour it into a blender or food processor with the remaining raw florets, and whizz for a few seconds.

6. When the soup is smooth it will still have a lovely texture from the florets.

7. Now pour the soup back into the saucepan, and stir in the grated Cheddar until that lovely deep green is streaked with gold!

Serve with granary or crusty French bread

What did you think?

46 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Broccoli soup
posted by vic hudson @ 10:43AM, 9/28/07
Wow it tastes good even without the cheese but when you add it, it becomes divine!
Broccoli soup
posted by Juedrop @ 08:49AM, 1/08/09
Can anyone tell me if this soup can be frozen?
Broccoli & Cheddar cheese soup.....Yummy!
posted by Paula S-O-T, UK @ 11:49AM, 1/08/09
I found this soup, really easy to make. In my opinion it doesnt look very appetising, and I didnt particularly like the smell, but the taste was out of this world!!!

I will definetley be making this soup again and again and again!!
Broccoli soup
posted by Paula S-O-T UK @ 09:43AM, 1/13/09
In reply to Juedrops questions :Can this soup be frozen?

I dont see why this soup couldnt be frozen, but I never got round to it, it was so nice it was all gone within 2 days.

Im making another batch today!
Broccoli and cheese soup
posted by kathleen @ 02:16PM, 2/02/09
Easy to make and tastes delicious
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
posted by Victoria @ 09:30AM, 2/27/09
My friend was in hospital after having a tumour removed, and was talking about how much he missed eating Cheese and Broccoli soup. So, I made him some, and he said it was spectacular... Its wonderful... and I'm not even a fan of cheese OR broccoli!!!
Broccoli and cheese soup
posted by jane @ 01:32PM, 6/13/10
So very quick and easy to make, looked and tasted fab!
Broccoli and cheese soup
posted by sally @ 12:08PM, 9/12/10
Such an easy soup, ingredients you have at hand and tastes really good. A few croutons and it was perfect. Will use as easy starter which can be made earlier and warmed thru.
Broccoli & Cheese Soup
posted by elaine @ 03:49PM, 7/05/11
First tasted this soup years and years ago but have never attempted to make it - until today! I am so impressed at how quick & easy it is to make. Nothing out of the ordinary to buy, I had all the ingredients to hand and my family agree that it is DELICIOUS! Thanks! :)
Broccoli and Cheese soup
posted by Zx @ 06:40AM, 10/11/11
Gorgeous. Didn't really need the cheese it was so great, but added it anyway and it became wow!
Broccoli & Cheese Soup
posted by waasifah ditta @ 04:04AM, 2/06/12
It was very nice, my family loved it so did i, it taste even better with homemade bread
Calorific value
posted by Ria @ 08:07AM, 6/26/12
This soup is delicious, has anyone any idea how many calories are in this receipe.
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