Broccoli Cheese Soup
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I love Broccoli Cheese Soup but hate having to get to pans dirty because of making a rue. I figured out I don't need to make a rue and can still get awesome creamy soup. You will love this recipe.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 lbs broccoli pieces, I use frozen
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded finely
  • 1 medium onion, small diced (I use my food processor and chop the onion and the carrots together in it because it saves time)
  • 6 cups chicken broth or stock
  • water
  • ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour +1 cup cold water to make a slurry
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch of dry ground mustard (sounds weird but it is important)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put broccoli, carrots and onion in a 5 or 6 quart soup pot. Add chicken broth or stock and then add water until veggies are just covered.
  2. Add ½ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper and bring to a boil. Allow to veggies to boil until broccoli is tender. Using an emulsion blender, blend soup until broccoli pieces are very small. (If you don't have an emulsion blender you can chop your broccoli very finely before you start cooking it, or if you are using frozen broccoli strain out as much as you can after it has cooked and chop it by hand and then return it to the soup)
  3. Turn heat down to medium low (soup should still be simmering) add the butter and let it melt, once it has melted make the slurry with the half cup flour and one water. Make sure to whisk the mixture until it has no lumps. Slowly pour the slurry into the soup slowly while you continually whisk the soup.
  4. Once slurry is mixed in soup will begin to thicken.
  5. Add milk and a pinch of dry ground mustard and let soup simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Turn heat to low. Very slowly stir in the cheese, adding about ⅓-1/2 of a cup at a time.
  7. Once cheese is incorporated test for flavor and add a little more salt and pepper if necessary. If thicker then you would like you can add a little more chicken broth or milk.
  8. Serve
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at