Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
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Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and cheese make a classic soup that will bring you back to your childhood. Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Emeril 20-4-60 Fresh Food Fast, HarperStudio Publishers, New York, 2009, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Click here for more of Snapware’s Winter Warmup.

4
Servings
381
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Please use caution when blending hot liquids; blend only small amounts at a time, with the blender tightly covered and a kitchen towel held over the top.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ Cup thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 Cups chicken stock or canned, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 Cups broccoli florets
  • 1½ Cup (6 ounces) shredded medium sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Croutons, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a 6-quart stockpot over medium heat. When it is hot, add the onions, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once the stock is boiling, add the broccoli and cook until fork-tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove the soup from the heat and let it cool slightly. Then purée the soup, in batches, in a blender, adding the cheese in three additions while blending.

Adjust the seasoning if necessary, garnish with croutons if desired, and serve hot.

Broccoli Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Broccoli Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Protein
21g
41%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
224µg
25%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.2%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.9%
Vitamin C
71mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
344mg
34%
Fiber
0.8g
3.2%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
46mg
12%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
26%
Phosphorus
345mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
652mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.7%
Sodium
1083mg
45%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.5%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%