Soup is the main winter meal, and when it comes to picking our absolute favorite soup, kids will love Broccoli Cheddar Soup. It has a creamy texture and cheesy taste and it’s loved by parents because of hundreds of nutritious veggies.
Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup is packed with carrots, fresh broccoli, Cheddar Cheese, and garlic. It has a wonderful flavor, and this smooth velvety soup can be made in less than 30 minutes! It is made with an almost caramelized onion and garlic and thickened with butter and flour. Then the soup is simmered with veggie stock, broccoli, and carrots. At the very end, milk and freshly grated Cheddar Cheese are added to make a velvety, creamy texture. You will LOVE this soup.
Put a large pot over medium-high heat. Heat the Dairy Butter until melted. Add chopped onion and sauté till translucent (about 2 minutes).
Stir in the chopped garlic and fry for a minute. Then sprinkle flour over them and whisk until the flour begins to turn golden in color.
Reduce heat to medium-low and gently pour in the chicken stock and ESL Low-fat Milk. Stir until well combined, and the mixture is thickened. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, stock powder plus mustard powder. Continue cooking and allow the soup to reach a simmer and thicken.
Chop the broccoli and grate the carrots. Add the grated carrots and the broccoli pieces to the soup. Stir to combine and allow the soup to simmer for about 20 minutes till broccoli and carrot are completely tender.
Add the Cheddar Cheese and stir well until melted. Now your delicious Broccoli Cheddar Soup is ready. Serve the soup with bread rolls if desired.