Creamy Broccoli and Butternut Squash Soup

broccoli-soup
After somehow accumulating a fridge full of broccoli, making a big pot of broccoli cheddar soup seemed to be a good course of action. This version is bulked up with some butternut squash. Serve it with a bit of crusty bread and you’ve got a full meal.

Creamy Broccoli Butternut Squash Soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup butter
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1/4 cup flour
  4. 1 cup milk
  5. 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  6. 2 cups chopped butternut squash
  7. pinch nutmeg
  8. pinch cayenne pepper
  9. salt to taste
  10. 4 cups broccoli florets
  11. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or other large pot. Saute the onion in the butter until soft, then whisk in the flour. Whisk in the milk and chicken broth or stock; add the butternut squash, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and salt. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the broth is thickened and the squash is beginning to soften. Add the broccoli and continue to simmer for another 20 minutes.
  2. Once the broccoli is cooked, carefully puree the soup with an immersion blender (or in batches in a regular blender). Puree it to the consistency of your choice — if you want to leave some chunks of vegetables you can, or you can go for a totally smooth consistency. Add the cheese and stir until melted, thinning with water if necessary. Season with some more salt (and cayenne if you’d like) and serve with crusty bread. Serves 4-6.
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