Broccoli Cheese Soup

This healthier Broccoli Cheese Soup takes just about 30 minutes to make. It’s full of vegetables and gets its creaminess from potatoes rather than cream!

Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Recipe first posted on RecipeGirl.

Are you a soup person? I am, but only when it’s cold outside. This winter I have been making soup at least once a week, including many new recipes that I have shared/will share with you! This Easy Cauliflower Leek Soup and this dump and go Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup are my two latest soup recipes. If you follow me on Instagram you may have also seen a sneak peek of my new favorite vegetable soup, which I’m planning to share next week!

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Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Today we have this Broccoli Cheese Soup, which became an immediate favorite with my family. Julia, my 7-year-old, especially likes this one. The last time I made it she requested to eat the leftovers for her after-school snack two days in a row! She’s not much of a fan of plain steamed or roasted broccoli lately, but in this soup she loves it.

Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

I added lots of veggies to this soup, so you can get in a couple of vegetable servings in one meal. Carrots, potatoes, onion, and broccoli make this Broccoli Cheese Soup extra hearty. I like to puree this soup only partially using my immersion blender so that a few small pieces of vegetables remain. I think it has the best texture that way.

It’s January, and I know that many of you are trying to eat healthier. I’m so glad that you come here to my site for healthy and tasty recipes. Eating nutritious foods is important to me, but so are taste and flavor. This Broccoli Cheese Soup is the best of both worlds. It’s made without cream, yet it still tastes creamy thanks to the potatoes that I added. You can use more or less cheese to meet your preferences and needs; I like to make this with 1 ½ cups of grated sharp cheddar.

Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Earlier in the month, I asked you in my reader survey what kinds of recipes you were looking for. Almost 70% of you said 30 minute dinners, and a majority of you are also interested in one pot meals. So I’m committed to bringing you more quick and easy dinner recipes! Be sure to see my 30 minute meals category for lots of ideas that are already up on the site. And stay tuned for the first Thursday of every month, when we do 30 Minute Thursdays!

Creamy, hearty Broccoli Cheese Soup (made without cream!). This healthier vegetarian soup takes just 30 minutes to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

In the meantime, give this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe a try. It’s delicious with my easy 100% whole wheat biscuits or honey yeast rolls!

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Broccoli Cheese Soup
 
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This healthier Broccoli Cheese Soup takes just about 30 minutes to make. It’s full of vegetables and gets its creaminess from potatoes rather than cream!
Recipe type: Soup, Vegetarian
Serves: 6 (1 cup) servings or 4 (1 ½ cup) servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring. Add broccoli, potatoes, carrot and broth.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. We like to puree it only partway, so that some pieces of potato and broccoli remain. (Alternatively, you can transfer the soup in batches to a blender to puree.)
  4. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

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