Mar 10, 2015

Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A hearty broccoli cheddar soup to get you through the last of winter, from southern lifestyle blogger The Kentucky Gent.

The Kentucky Gent, a men's fashion and lifestyle blogger, shares a recipe for Broccoli Cheddar soup.Back when Winter still had us in the her cold, snow filled clutches I was holed up in my house staying warm + finding ways to pass the time, because after that last snow storm I was basically on strike until Spring decided to come out of hiding. Between fits of Netflix binge watching – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has got to be one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen, and TBH I’m honestly not a huge fan of comedy, and stuffing my face with Reese’s eggs I stumbled across a recipe for a “Winter Cure All” on Southern Living’s blog.

With a title like that and my feelings about all the snow that was blanketing the ground outside I knew I had to give it a go. Besides being one of the best recipes for broccoli cheddar soup that I’ve came across, it also was a god send because I had basically everything I needed for it already in the kitchen – the only thing I needed was the heavy whipping cream, cause unless a recipe calls for it there’s no way in god’s green earth that would be in my fridge. Even though it seems like Spring may be here to stay – for now – I’m sure you’ll enjoy this soup regardless.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Serves 6

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Prep Time: 15 min / Cook Time: 30 min / Total Time: 45 min
  1. 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 onion, diced
  3. 3 carrots, finely diced
  4. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tsp. kosher salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
  7. 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  8. 1 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
  9. 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  10. 4 cups 2% milk
  11. 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  12. 20 oz. frozen cut broccoli (2 bags)
  13. 8 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (2 bags)


  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat, add oil.
  2. Add onions and carrots and saute until tender – about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, followed by the next four ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle in flour and cook for a minute or so, while stirring, to cook out the flour taste and incorporate with the softened vegetables.
  5. While whisking, stir in the milk and a dash of hot sauce, reduce heat to medium and add broccoli. Allow the mixture to come to a slow simmer, while stirring, until the broccoli is tender and the mixture has actually reached a simmer (full thickening power from the flour).
  6. Reduce heat to medium low.
  7. Use an immersion blender, or work in batches with a standard blender, and puree mixture until smooth and consistent.
  8. Fold in cheese until melted, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Adapted from Southern Living

Adapted from Southern Living

The Kentucky Gent


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