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Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

Broccoli & Cheddar Soup is a nutritious and delicious soup the whole family will love.
Course Appetiser, Main
Cuisine Briish
Keyword broccoli, Cheddar, easy
Servings 7 people
Author Camilla Hawkins

Equipment

  • Digital scales
  • Chopping Board
  • cook's knife
  • large pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • stick blender

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 20 g butter or vegan spread
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks finely sliced
  • 1 broccoli head about 375g, split into florets & stem chopped
  • 1 large potato diced
  • 900 ml vegetable stock
  • 250 ml milk or oat drink
  • 120 g extra mature Cheddar cheese or vegan Cheddar
  • salt flakes
  • ground black pepper

Optional garnish

  • Ground chilli & garlic

Instructions

  • Melt the oil and butter in a large pan over a medium to low heat.
  • Add the onion, carrot and celery (mirepoix) and sweat under a lid until softened (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the broccoli and potato.
  • Add the stock, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add 250 ml milk.
  • Use a stick blender to blend the soup.
  • Stir in the grated cheese until melted.
  • Gently re-heat and serve with optional grinding of chilli & garlic flakes.

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Notes

Be sure to use Extra Mature Cheddar as it makes a big difference to the flavour of this soup.