Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup Cooking To Impress

Broccoli Cheese Soup Cooking To Impress
By Guest Writer Ramla Jabbar

 

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup, Comfort food is a great way to be Cooking To Impress

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This low carb soup is a good option for dinner or lunch. This yummy soup is loaded with cheese and broccoli for an amazing meal. The soup is keto-friendly. Moreover, it has a thick and comfortable texture that gives you a warm feeling when you come home.
I am so vibrant to tell you how to cook this soup. It is something delicious bowl of warm soup on winter days.

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup

Firstly, the best thing about broccoli cheese soup is how easy it to make it. This soup is one of my favorite recipes because it provides me warmth on cold days. In this recipe, broccoli is my favorite vegetable. You know why? Broccoli has healthy nutrients. Further, it is a good source of protein and fiber. Soup boosts energy because whole soup contains healthy nutrients such as protein, calcium, Vitamin K, iron, Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.
In addition, you can add this keto food to your diet. You can eat this keto recipe twice a week. In this post, I mentioned some useful tips about this low-carb recipe. Moreover, I used good and healthy ingredients for this soup. These ingredients contain tons of flavor and creaminess. Deeply read this; I hope you will love this low carb meal. You will feel good about this soup. Further, it will become your favorite soup. Trust me!

The Benefits of Eating Broccoli

As you know that, Broccoli is a healthy vegetable.  Do you know that it protects the eyes and skin? Yes, it is true. It is a good source of vitamin A, E B1, and B6. It is also a good source of fiber, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, protein, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and niacin.
That is to say, add Broccoli to your diet. They will you a lot of benefits. Trust me!

Choose the Best Broccoli

Choose the best broccoli is difficult. Here, I am telling you how to choose the best broccoli. Which broccoli is best for you?

  • Select only bright green broccoli
  • Remember; avoid woody stems because they are hard and chewy.
  • In addition, avoid yellow florets
  • Select tight clusters in the florets of broccoli

Finally, I have prepared my ingredients.

Broccoli Cheese Soup Ingredients:

  • Butter – This recipe requires only two tbsp butter only
  • Celery – celery should be chopped – 1 stalk
  • Onion – 1 small onion should be chopped
  • Broccoli florets – Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces
  • Chicken stock – You can use canned chicken stock
  • Garlic powder – Make a garlic powder by blending in the blender
  • Paprika – This recipe needs one tsp paprika
  • Cheddar cheese – Cheddar cheese should be shredded
  • Pepper and salt – You can add pepper and salt according to your taste

Cooking Instructions – How To Make Broccoli Cheese Soup

Finally, I will mention step-by-step guidance about this recipe

  • First, take a big stockpot. Add butter to it. Melt it over medium flame.
  • Next, add onions and celery to the stockpot and cook in the butter until they get soft.
  • After that, add the paprika and garlic powder.
  •  When done, add the broccoli.
  • Now, pour chicken stock over the broccoli.
  • Cover with lid. Let simmer for ten to fifteen minutes until broccoli gets tender.
  • If you want a chunky soup, remove one cup of broccoli from the stockpot using a slotted spoon. Keep it aside. For making the soup extra thick, scoop out the stock until it covers the broccoli before adding the cheese.
  • After that, decrease the speed of heat and then add cheese.
  • Let melt the cheese in the soup.
  •  Blend in the stick blender to get a smooth soup.
  • Stir in broccoli that was removed earlier and serve!

Cooking tips:

  • If you don’t have a stick blender, you can use a food processor.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the crispy bacon over the dish.
  • When you add cheese, avoid clumping. Make sure that the speed of heat is low while adding cheese.
  • If you want soup thicker, you can add more cheese to the recipe.
  • Make sure that all pieces of shredded cheese are the same.
  • Further, add little cheese at a time and stir each time before adding cheese.
  • Keep stirring as you add the cheddar cheese to the soup.

Recipe Variations:

  • You can use cauliflower instead. The taste of cauliflower is good.
  • You can add ham to this recipe to give an extra flavor.
  • How to store broccoli soup?
  • This soup can be store in the refrigerator for five days.

 Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is a good option for dinner or lunch. The soup is keto-friendly. Moreover, it has a thick and comfortable texture that gives you a warm feeling when you come home.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course/category: Soup
Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • Two tbsp butter
  • One stalk celery – chopped
  • One small onion – chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli florets – cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Three cups chicken stock – canned
  • One tsp garlic powder
  • One tsp paprika
  • Three cups cheddar cheese – shredded
  • Pepper and salt – to taste

Instructions:

 

  • Melt butter in a big stockpot over medium flame. Add onion and celery to the stockpot and cook in the butter until it gets soft.
  • Add in the broccoli and pour chicken stock over it. Let simmer the broccoli until broccoli gets tender, for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • If you want a chunky soup, remove about one cup of broccoli using a slotted spoon and keep it aside.
  • After that, reduce the speed of heat and then add paprika and garlic powder. Add shredded cheese and stir constantly.
  • Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Add soup to the blender to get a smooth soup.
  • Stir in the broccoli that was removed earlier and serve!

 

Notes:

  • If you don’t have a stick blender, you can use a food processor.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the crispy bacon over the dish.
  • When you add cheese, avoid clumping. Make sure that the speed of heat is low while adding cheese.
  • Use only green broccoli.
  • If you want soup thicker, you can add more cheese to the recipe.
  • Make sure that all pieces of shredded cheese are the same.
  • Further, add little cheese at a time and stir each time before adding cheese.
  • Keep stirring as you add the cheddar cheese to the soup.

 

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 235kcal (12%)| Carbohydrates: 7g (2%)| Protein: 13g (26%)| Fat: 17g (26%)| Saturated Fat: 10g (63%)| Cholesterol: 52mg (17%)| Sodium: 643mg (28%)| Potassium: 416mg (12%)| Fiber: 2g (8%)| Sugar: 2g (2%)| Vitamin A: 1190IU (24%)| Vitamin C: 82.8mg (100%)| Calcium: 355mg (36%)| Iron: 1.1mg (6%)

 

Looking for another inspiration?

Try Chicken Adobo

What is a Guest Writer Post?

 

Variety is the spice of life. The guest post section is where other food bloggers can present some of their “Cooking To Impress” recipes.  It will give the reader a broader reach of food recipes.

One of my favorite movies is Shirley Valentine. It is about a middle-aged woman who goes on a vacation and discovers herself. In one scene, her table mates are complaining about the local food. She talks about how you need to experience the food. A part of traveling is the new taste.

Guest Writer Ramla  writes cookbooks and food related articles.

 

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