This is one of my family’s favourite soups. As soon as the temperature drops they start asking for it. It’s utterly delicious and it’s also packed full of tender vegetables. It freezes beautifully and so I make a big batch.


Little Miss requested broccoli soup, it’s weird she has a thing for broccoli at the moment.  She doesn’t actually eat it, apart from one time when she eat an entire spear and declared it delicious.  But I figure she ate it once and she keeps asking for it so I might stand a better chance of her eating broccoli than any other vegetable.

She does. however eat cheese.  Cheese (and mayonnaise) is life to my kids, they would eat it for every meal if I let them.  Cheese and broccoli sounded like a combination that Little Miss might at least try.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting much of this dish the first time I made it.  I’m not usually a fan of cheese based dishes, a little cheese absolutely but too much and I find it too sickly.  

Oh my goodness as soon as this deliciousness touched my lips I was besotted.  I could have eaten the whole pan. The cheese isn’t overpowering at all it just adds a delicious dimension of creaminess.  The vegetables are cooked to perfection with just enough texture, still full of flavour but also soft enough to work well in a soup.


Ingredients

  • Broccoli 2 Heads 94p
  • Carrots 500g 15p
  • Onions 500g 25p
  • Garlic 1 Bulb 16p
  • Chicken Stock 12p
  • Butter 31p
  • Milk 27p
  • Cream 35p
  • Cheese £2
  • Flour 10p

Total Cost = £4.65

Makes 18 servings = 26p per serving

I usually serve this Cheese and Broccoli Soup with a fresh baked roll and a little butter. The rolls are just under 13p each. Allowing a few pennies for the butter that’s just 41p for a healthy and filling hot lunch.

Food purchased from Aldi, UK

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Ingredients
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Ingredients

How to Make Cheese and Broccoli Soup

Start by mincing the garlic.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 1
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 1

And dicing the onions.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 2
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 2

Dice the carrots.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 3
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 3

And chop the broccoli.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 4
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 4

Throw the vegetables in a good sized pan and fry them in plenty of butter.

Add the stock cubes. I used homemade chicken stock, just because I had some handy. If you wanted to make this recipe vegetarian you could use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

Add the full carton of cream.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 5
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 5

And about a pint of milk.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 6
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 6

Top with a very generous sprinkling of flour.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 7
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 7

Bring the mixture to the boil stirring frequently.

Once the veg is tender but not soft turn off the heat.

Grate about 500g of cheddar and stir it into the soup.

Portion into freezer tubs and allow to cool before freezing.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 8
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Step 8

Defrost thoroughly and heat in the microwave (or on the hob) before serving.

Cheese and Broccoli Soup Recipe
Cheese and Broccoli Soup Recipe

If the soup is too thick you can water it down with milk before re-heating but I really enjoyed it thick enough to stand a spoon in!


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