If you have never made a soup before and even if you have this is a simple recipe that does not take that long at all to make. You know it is made with fresh ingredients and if you have children it is simple enough that you can make it with children!
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
1 bunch broccoli
1 medium onion chopped
2 small baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove minced
2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch hot pepper flakes (this can be left out if you do not want any added spice)
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-Peel and chop the broccoli stems and chops up florets, keeping the stems and florets separate.
- In a pot combine your broccoli stems, onion, potatoes, garlic, broth, thyme, pepper and hot pepper flakes and bring all of them to a boil.
-Reduce your heat and while cover allow the pot to simmer for about 10 minutes. After this time you may now add in your florets and replace the lid and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
-Use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender in batches and puree soup. Once pureed add milk until smooth. Return to heat if required to steaming and if too thick feel free to add more milk. Season with salt if you wish and top with cheese at time of serving.
This will make about 4-6 servings