Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup
Creamy and cheesy! This Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup is loaded with veggies and comes out great each time.
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided)
- 1 cup carrots (sliced)
- 1 cup celery (diced)
- ¾ cup yellow onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
- 4 cups red potatoes (cubed)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 6 tablespoon flour
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cup heavy cream
- 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar
- ⅓ cup shredded parmesan
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add in carrots, celery, and onions. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add in minced garlic and allow to cook for 30 seconds.
Next to your pot add in cubed red potatoes and chicken broth. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Add in broccoli florets and allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a separate sauce pan.
Once butter is melted add in flour whisking constantly for 30-60 seconds. Slowing add in milk while whisking. Pour this into your soup while stirring constantly until the two are combined.
Mix in heavy cream then remove soup from heat. Add shredded cheddar and shredded parmesan. Mix well until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy.
Can I freeze this soup? I usually suggest not freezing a recipe with such a heavy dairy base. If you want to make this ahead of time you can make it 2-3 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
Do I have to use cream? You can use regular milk in the place of the heavy cream but it will take away from the thick and creamy texture of this soup.
Can I use frozen broccoli? For this soup fresh broccoli is the best way to go but if you only have frozen it will work.
Serving: 1servingCalories: 558kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 16gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 718mgPotassium: 668mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 4587IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 441mgIron: 1mg