Broccoli or Cauliflower Cheddar Cheese Soup
From: Micheline, Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
Comments: If desired, use milk instead of cream, but do not boil.
It is also possible to use cauliflower instead of broccoli.
It is possible to freeze this soup, before adding the cream.
IngredientsPreparation
  • 1 [approximately 1 1/2-pound / 680-g] broccoli or cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons [30 g] butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups [1 L] chicken broth
  • 4 ounces [113 g] Old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup [80 mL] heavy [15%] cream
  • Peel and slice broccoli or cauliflower stem; reserve flowerets.
  • Heat butter into a large casserole before chopped onion, minced garlic, broccoli stem slices, salt, pepper and chicken broth.
  • Simmer over low heat for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Mix in grated Old Cheddar cheese and cream, until melted.
  • Add broccoli flowerets, cover and leave to simmer for 5 minutes before serving.