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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Kris Mullen
Nothing cuts the cold like a warm bowl of this creamy and delicious soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs salted butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 heads of broccoli, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 10 oz 2% sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté shallots and onions until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add broccoli, celery, spinach, and potatoes. Sprinkle with mustard and thyme. Continue to sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour chicken stock over vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 40 to 60 minutes.
  • In batches, purée the soup in a blender. Return soup to pot and stir in shredded cheese.
  • Slowly whisk in milk and return to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 323
  Calories from Fat 86 (27%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(8%)Cholesterol 25mg
(25%)Sodium 598mg
(36%)Potassium 1258mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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