Broccoli Cheddar Soup
This super simple classic soup is great as is. However, always creating, Blendtec customers have taken it to new levels. Here are some of the variations from the Blendtec site. Try ’em out and let us know what you come up with!
Alim made the following changes/additions:
1. Used chicken stock made from cubes instead of vegetable broth as I did not have that. So I did not add any salt.
2. Added baby carrots and quarter green bell pepper to broccoli for steaming.
3. Added a few leaves of baby spinach.
4. Added a pinch of ground red chili and ground roasted cumin.
5. Used cheddar cheese slices because of ready availability.
Lumpy says, “I followed the directions except I used pepper jack cheese and doubled the cheese. I was shocked at how well it turned out.”
“I tried the recipe as stated. It was good. I modified it today: Mrs. Dash instead of salt. A garlic clove, chicken stock, an avocado and a dash of hot sauce added as well. It came out of the blender steaming hot with lots of flavour. I threw in some niblets for texture.” – jaw3350
Johanna shared her adjustments: “I tried this recipe today and it turned out very creamy and flavorful. I used chicken broth cube instead of vegetable broth. I steamed my broccoli with carrots, onions, garlic, parsley and peppers. I used both cheddar and pepper jack. I used carnation milk versus water.”
4 cups broccoli florets, steamed and divided
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup water
¼ tsp kosher or sea salt
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
3 oz cheddar cheese, roughly chopped
Directions Add 3½ cups broccoli florets and remaining ingredients to WildSide or FourSide jar. Secure lid and select “Soup” or blend on High (speed 9) for 90-180 seconds, blending longer for hotter soup. Add remaining ½ cup broccoli florets to jar. Secure lid and press “Pulse” 3–5 times or until broccoli florets are desired size.