One-Pot-30-Minute
Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup...I know it's a mouthful.  But the name just says it all.

You can order broccoli cheddar soup in a cafe easily.  You can also buy pre-made one from the grocery store and heat it up at home.  But there are a few problems there.  What?  Think I am going crazy here, right?

Well, let's see.  The one you get from the cafe is very expensive.  Think about that little bit of soup you get for the price you pay.  Invest that same amount of money in a homemade soup, you can feed 2-3 people right there.

One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 30 Minutes   Serving: 4-6



No matter where you buy it, there is not enough vegetables in the soup.  I always try my best to add more fiber in my diet.  We all crave for something.  Some are not  great to our bodies.  So, in what ways to compensate it?  Adding some vegetables into my favorite recipes whenever I can is one of the ways to do so.

Even though I can put my Ninja blender into  the dishwasher, I don't want to pour hot soup into the blender, not to mention that having no immersion one on hand.  We can survive on chunky food, right?  Plus, the vegetables are cooked to tender, how much do you really need to chew on?  Almost none. So, why don't we make a chunky broccoli cheddar soup?


Turn It To A Make Ahead Meal

One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - turn it into a make ahead meal

You may still want to make a thick, smooth, velvety soup.  It is absolutely ok.  Here is a tip for you that I used to make this soup recipe into a make ahead meal for my mother-in-law.

I let the soup cool down completely in room temperature.  Transfer soup into a blender and blend until smooth.  You can do either of the following:

  1. For a family meal, transfer the soup back into the original soup pot and store in fridge.  Warm soup on stove top on the day of serving
  2. Transfer to separate container and store.  Warm soup in a microwave or stove top


One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Cook onion in melted butter and extra virgin olive oil until softenedCook onion in melted butter and extra virgin olive oil until softened
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - After cooking the flour, add broth and broccoliAfter cooking the flour, add broth and broccoli
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Bring the soup to boilBring the soup to boil
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Simmer for 15-20 minutes and stir regularlySimmer for 15-20 minutes and stir regularly
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Stir in cheeseStir in cheese
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Salt and pepper to tasteSalt and pepper to taste
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Enjoy!Enjoy!
One-Pot-30-Minute Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Let it cool down and blend until smooth in a blender and warm it up later for a make ahead mealLet it cool down and blend until smooth in a blender and warm it up later for a make ahead meal

1 big Vidalia Onion (diced) or 1 bag Frozen Diced Onion (thawed)
3 tsp Minced Garlic
2 lbs Frozen Broccoli Cut (thawed)
6 cups Chicken Broth
2 cups Pre-Shredded Yellow Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Pre-Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
4 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Flour
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Melt butter with extra virgin olive oil at medium high heat and add onion to cook until softened (about 5 mins)
  2. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes (keep stirring so flour does not stick to the bottom of the pot or burn)
  3. Stir in garlic and broth
  4. Bring soup to a boil and add broccoli
  5. When the soup boils again, lower the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes (tilt the lid slightly to allow air to go through.  This will keep the vegetables green in color)
  6. Stir regularly in between
  7. Stir in cheese until it is all melted
  8. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately


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