The perfect recipe to make broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli-cheese soup is life. There’s something about it that triggers a happy, peaceful memory.

This soup is very flavorful. It’s great for serving at luncheons or special gatherings with a quiche.

Here’s the perfect recipe to make a delicious broccoli cheese soup at home.

Ingredients(20)

SOUP
30 ml butter
1 onion — medium, chopped
2 garlic — cloves, chopped
250 g broccoli — chopped
15 ml cake flour
500 ml stock — vegetable
375 ml milk
250 ml cream
45 ml fresh chives — chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
breadcrumbs
250 ml white bread — chopped
30 ml onion — chopped
1 garlic — cloves
15 ml fresh chillies
salt and freshly ground black pepper
15 ml fresh parsley — finely chopped
to serve — to serve
250 ml cheddar cheese — grated
fresh basil

Method:

  • For the soup, heat the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sautĂ©, 1 minute.
  • Add the broccoli and cauliflower and sautĂ©, 2 minutes. Remove 4 tablespoons of this mixture and set aside.
  • Stir in the cake flour, stock and milk and simmer, 15 minutes. Add the cream and simmer, 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chives and puree the soup until smooth. Season the soup to taste.
  • For the breadcrumbs, place the bread, onion and garlic in a food processor and blend until fine.
  • Add the oil to a pan over medium heat; add the breadcrumb mixture and fry until golden and toasted, 3-4 minutes.
  • Season it to taste and stir in the parsley.
  • To serve, spoon the soup into serving bowls and top each portion with the chopped broccoli mixture that was set aside earlier.
  • Sprinkle some of the toasted crumbs and cheddar on top. Garnish with some basil leaves.

Tip:

For a chunkier soup, only puree half of the soup and combine it with the un-pureed half of the mixture. Delicious!

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