Broccoli Cheddar Soup fans will devour this easy recipe made in about 10 minutes using a high speed blender.
Last night, I returned from a weekend trip with one of my favorite clients (more on that later this week!) and all I could think about was climbing into my own bed. There’s something about the comfort of home that can make returning from a crazy fun trip almost as awesome as being on the trip. And I really love my own pillow, although the pillows at the place I stayed were nice.
It also certainly doesn’t hurt when your kids are thrilled to pieces when you return.
Speaking of comforts, this soup? Total comfort food. In fact, if I could only eat one soup ever for the rest of eternity, it would be Broccoli Cheddar Soup — and probably this crazy easy one. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s fresh, fast and delicious.
But I have to confess, this recipe does call for a special piece of equipment: a high-speed blender that heats like a Vitamix or a Blendtec. If you don’t have one, you could probably make this work with a really good blender and a pan on the stove — but it won’t be as easy and simple that way.
Over the years (eight and counting!), I have always shied away from publishing recipes on SCB that required special equipment. Sure, I use a rice cooker for my rice and own a rotisserie, but this site is about accessible food that you can prepare in a typically outfitted kitchen. So, when my husband gave me a Vitamix for Christmas — you know, the fancy high speed blender that can heat while it blends — I wasn’t sure if anything I made in it would have a place here.
But then a former colleague posted about her new Vitamix. And a cousin’s friend raved about hers, and her mom’s. And I heard others talking about their Blendtec blenders, which have similar features. So I decided that maybe once in awhile, a specialty item like this might be okay. And besides, this soup is really good.
Filled with broccoli, carrots, a little onion, cheddar, chicken bouillon and milk — this couldn’t be easier. Add the ingredients. Blend until hot. Mix in extra bits of broccoli. Dig in.
This makes four lunch-size portions. But if you are a big eater, you might want to double the recipe.