I know this soup is probably going to scare people away but I promise you it is delicious. Half of my family members will not come within 10 ft of the soup. That said, if you like broccoli I really think you will like this soup!
Ingredients: (makes 8 cups)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2lbs frozen broccoli
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- pinch of red pepper flakes & black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Greek yogurt or sour cream (optional, for garnish)
Note: You want to cook the broccoli down so that it is falling apart, and that’s much easier to achieve with the frozen version.
Start by heating a few tablespoons of olive oil in a medium size pot. Add garlic and onion and saute until brown. Add frozen broccoli, cooking for 5 minutes until the broccoli is no longer frozen. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Carefully add vegetable broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn stove off. Transfer soup by ladle to a blender (or use an immersion blender) to puree the soup. BE CAREFUL!! Hot liquid expands so depending on the size of your blender you may want to puree the soup in batches. Make sure your blender is only half full or else you will bright green soup all over your kitchen! Once you have a smooth soup, transfer it back to the pot and turn the stove on to reheat soup. Add shredded cheese, mixing until it melts. To serve the soup, garnish with greek yogurt and extra shredded cheese. Don’t forget a piece of bread.