Broccoli Cream

By 11 December, 2015
AuthorBrocoli PassionCategoryCuisineCooking MethodDifficultyIntermediate
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins
 1 tablespoon melted butter
 1/2 medium chopped onion
 1/4 cup melted butter
 1/4 cup flour
 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
 4 cups chicken stock
 1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh or frozen broccoli florets
 1 cup grated carrot
 Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
1

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, and sauté onion until soft, about 3 minutes. Add additional butter and flour, whisking for 3-5 minutes to create a roux. Whisk while adding the half-and-half and chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Stir in the broccoli florets and grated carrot. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer over low heat for 30-35 minutes.

3

Remove soup from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, puree the soup in batches in a food processor until smooth, adding mixture back to the pot.

4

Return pot to low heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, and serve.

Ingredients

 1 tablespoon melted butter
 1/2 medium chopped onion
 1/4 cup melted butter
 1/4 cup flour
 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
 4 cups chicken stock
 1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh or frozen broccoli florets
 1 cup grated carrot
 Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

1

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, and sauté onion until soft, about 3 minutes. Add additional butter and flour, whisking for 3-5 minutes to create a roux. Whisk while adding the half-and-half and chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Stir in the broccoli florets and grated carrot. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer over low heat for 30-35 minutes.

3

Remove soup from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, puree the soup in batches in a food processor until smooth, adding mixture back to the pot.

4

Return pot to low heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, and serve.

Broccoli Cream

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