Guys, I’ve always said that cooking delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Some of my favorite recipes are the ones that are super simple and only require a few ingredients. The disadvantage of it is that only a few ingredients are used, you may miss opportunities to add flavor. When that’s the case, you want to choose the most delicious ingredients to make the dish even better.
That’s why I absolutely loved using Zoup! Good chicken broth, really good for this recipe. While other broths smell like, well…broth, this chicken broth smells like delicious grilled chicken. It’s so rich and delicious that it’s perfect for simply heating and sipping straight from the jar.
Sometimes recipes like broccoli cheesecake soup can seem overwhelming with a lot of steps, but this recipe is pretty straightforward. It even calls for frozen broccoli, so there’s no need to wash and chop fresh broccoli—and you won’t even know the difference when it comes to flavor. I’ll admit, I’m usually ashamed of frozen broccoli, but it works perfectly here.
Even better, you’ll have it all together in less than 45 minutes. It is rich, cheesy and creamy. You will love it all.
Super simple broccoli cheese soup
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 jar (32 ounces) (4 cups) ZOOB! Good chicken broth, really good
- 2 and a half cups
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 (20 to 22 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter, then cook onion over medium-low heat until softened — 8 to 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle flour and stir well. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Gradually add the broth, stirring after each addition.
- Add half and half of the salt and garlic powder and stir well.
- Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring frequently, being careful not to burn.
- Add the thawed broccoli and stir well. Cook over medium-low heat until broccoli is tender.
- If you prefer a smoother soup, feel free to use an immersion blender to puree some of the soup to a smoother consistency.
- Add cheese and stir until melted.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe originally appeared on SouthernBite.com. For more great recipes, visit the website or check out our Southern Cookbook.