Broccoli Soup With Cheddar Cheese

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by lazyme

This is a nice soup from Bon Appetit. Be sure to use fresh tarragon for the best flavor. This soup is not thick and creamy, so sometimes I puree half of it for a creamier texture.

Top Review by mommymakeit4u

Such a yummy soup.. I used 5 cups of broth, and a bit less butter overall. Used a nice extra sharp white cheddar with a little bit of swiss cheese. Not sure why but I couldn't get a nice crust on the top while it was under the broiler, the cheese seemed to sink to the bottom. Either way, it was delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy medium pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add broccoli stems and onion; sauté until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and tarragon; sauté 1 minute.
  4. Add stock; bring to boil.
  5. Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in cream.
  7. Mix remaining 3 tablespoons butter with flour in small bowl to make paste.
  8. Whisk paste into soup.
  9. Add broccoli florets.
  10. Simmer until soup thickens and florets are tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  11. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly, then refrigerate uncovered until cold. Cover and keep refrigerated. Bring to simmer before continuing.)
  12. Preheat broiler.
  13. Place 6 ovenproof soup bowls on baking sheet.
  14. Divide soup among bowls.
  15. Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over each.
  16. Broil until cheese melts and bubbles around edges, about 4 minutes.

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