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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup and bread

The BEST Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Grace
Spicy and warming this delicious broccoli cheddar soup is both healthy and a little decadent at the same time!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Thai chilis use serrano or jalapeno if you prefer
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 medium sized broccoli crown cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1/4 ts salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 ts pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/4 ts cayenne pepper plus more to taste
  • 1/2 ts chicken bouillon I used Maggi
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4-6 oz sharp shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cut broccoli crown, peeled carrot, and onion into bite sized pieces. Keep the broccoli to the side.
    Broccoli, Carrot, Onion and Garlic in Food Processor
  • Throw your carrot, garlic, onion, and chilis into a food processor and process until finely diced
  • Melt butter on med high heat in a large sauce pan
  • Add your finely diced carrot, garlic, onion, and chilis, along with the broccoli, into the sauce pan once the butter has melted
  • Saute for 7-10 minutes (or until vegetables are softened) over the med high heat, stirring often
  • Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, cayenne, and Maggi seasonings, stir, and bring to the boil
  • Lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Stir in the heavy cream, and then add the cheddar and allow to melt 
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary
  • Garnish with a few more shreds of cheddar, and green onions

Notes

If you prefer a milder version, by all means feel free to leave out the cayenne and the chilis.  This soup is still delicious!  Serve with warm crusty bread for a wonderfully satisfying meal!