Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup that’s packed with veggies and gut-healthy probiotics, while still being creamy, flavorful and delicious! The entire family will love this easy, vegetarian soup!
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/2 diced white onion
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 12 oz (about 1 head) of chopped broccoli florets you can peel and then finely dice the stems too- they have so much flavor!
- 2 grated large carrots
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt add more to taste after adding the cheese
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 8 oz fresh grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup half & half
- 1 cup plain kefir
Melt 4 tbsp of butter in a large pot or dutch oven. When melted, add the onion & garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour in, stirring until onion and garlic are coated and mixture thickens.
Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a gentle simmer.
Add the broccoli, carrots and seasonings. Bring back to a gentle boil, cover, and simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
With heat on low, add the grated cheese in batches until it is melted.
Slowly pour in the half & half and the plain kefir stirring to combine. Simmer on low for a few minutes until soup thickens.
Taste to adjust salt & serve!