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Broccoli Sharp Cheddar Chowder

Create a delicious sharp cheddar broccoli chowder that is cheesy and creamy in under 30 minutes with this super easy recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Cheese Soup, Cheddar Broccoli Chowder
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small onion ,chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pepper


  • In a heavy soup pot sauté the onion and garlic in the butter for 3 to 5 minutes. Next add the flour and brown for an additional two minutes. Stir in the milk, cream and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes until slightly reduced and thickened.
  • Add the carrots, broccoli and bay leaf and allow the vegetables to simmer and soften in the broth for 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Using an immersion blender purée the soup to your liking. Add the cheddar cheese and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper as needed. Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with additional cheddar cheese.