Cheddar broccoli and potato soup

    2 hours

    This soup is so delicious, even the kids will love it. Broccoli is simmered with potatoes in a cheesy cream soup base. It's the perfect winter warmer. Serve with fresh bread, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 320g chopped onion
    • 30g margarine
    • 1.1kg peeled and cubed potatoes
    • 1.2 litres boiling water
    • 4 cubes chicken stock
    • 275g fresh broccoli, cooked and drained
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 340g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. In a large stock pot saute onion in butter. Add potatoes, water and stock cubes. Cover, bring to the boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
    2. Remove tough outer skin of broccoli stems and cook broccoli. Once cooked add to soup.
    3. In a liquidiser or food processor puree half of the soup and return to stock pot. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Add cheese and heat soup through until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

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    This is a nice recipe. I added some nutmeg and a dash of tumeric and some carrots.  -  05 May 2012


    I just finished eating this wonderful yummy soup, and it was so easy to make. I did make a few adjustments: I used 4 cups cubed russet potatoes, 1 1lb. bag frozen broccoli flowets, 1 c. chopped onion as I thought 2 cups would be over powering, in place of the bouillion cubes and 5 cups of water I used 2 14oz. cans chicken broth and 1 cup water also added 3 crushed garlic cloves, and only used 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese. I cooked the broccoli in with the potatoes as other reviewers suggested and then pureed 1/2 the soup and it turned out nice and creamy. This will be a regular in our house during the winter months. Thanks Ruth for sharing this 5 ***** recipe.  -  27 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! Of note, you can add raw broccoli to the soup a few minutes prior to pureeing in a blender. This way, you don't have to cook the broccoli separately. I also added white pepper, red pepper flakes, savory, and garlic powder. Next time, I'll definitely saute garlic with the onion, as I think that would make this awesome soup even better!  -  11 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)