Gluten-Free Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Another one of the foods I have missed being gluten free is broccoli cheddar soup.  But not any more!!  I found this recipe and tried it today since I had some broccoli I wanted to cook.

This recipe is from “The Comfort of Cooking” and it is a rich wonderful tasting soup.  After I cut the stalks off the broccoli I weighed it and it was right around 1lb which is what is called for in this recipe.  You could add more if you wanted. To make this gluten free I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and an 1/8 tsp of Xanthan Gum instead of using the flour.

I used my Ninja to blend the soup after it was cooked and it worked great.  This makes a large batch and next time I make it I will half the recipe.

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Yield: Makes approximately 5 servings (1 1/2 cups per serving)

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour
  • 2 1/2 cups half-and-half – I found organic at Walmart
  • 4 cups chicken stock – I used my homemade
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh or frozen broccoli florets – I used fresh organic
  • 1 cup grated organic carrot
  • Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

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.

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

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.

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

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5 Responses to Gluten-Free Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

  1. thebeadden says:

    Cheese and broccoli…two of my favorites!

  2. Do the leftovers keep well in the fridge? Making this tomorrow. I’m so excited! 🙂

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