Broccoli Cheese Soup

"Another great recipe from the Chicago Trib, my favorite weekly source of recipes."
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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in onion and red pepper; cook until onion is golden, about 6 minutes.
  • Add broccoli and chicken broth to pan; cook until broccoli is tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Puree soup in a blender or food processor (or hand-held'boat motor') in small batches; return soup to pot over low heat.
  • Stir in cheese until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes.

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  1. Pozac Happy
    This was a wicked simple recipe and so damn good! I put it in a bread bowl with a side salad for supper. Will make this again and again....
  2. mikey  ev
    Great simple soup! I used thawed frozen broccoli and cut down the chicken broth by 1 cup (and added 1 cup of water). You don't get quite the creaminess of the traditional broccoli soup, but it's pretty close and without all the fat from heavy cream.
  3. seanspec
    Just a heads up, I cook in the family. My wife couldn't boil water if she was standing on the Sun with a pot of water. That was just so you understand this next part. She decided to make this easy recipe but didnt read the 1/8 part of the red pepper. She put in 8/8. Now to many that would seem odd but to non cooks that don't care, it's normal. Regardless to say, after a very long morning of burning after my coffee ( I did reference the sun, just this burning was more of an exit), I re-made the soup and it was great. Added a bit more cheese and a LOT less pepper and it turned out great.
  4. BonnieZ
    I found myself with a lot of brocolli to use up and this recipe was suggested by Parsley on the boards. This soup has great flavor from the smoked gouda and goat cheese. I found that the belnder did a better job with the texture than my hand held boat motor, giving the soup a better consistancy. Thank you Parsley for suggesting the recipe & Hey Jude for sharing it.
  5. boyslaura
    This tasted fab - especially with the addition of the different types of cheese. Will definitely be making this again throughout those winter evenings!



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