Broccoli Cheddar Soup
By :The Rootitoot Cookbook by Ruth McCusker
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Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Broccoli, Celery, Cheddar Cheese, Cream, Onion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (optional)
  • 1 lb Broccoli cut in big chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil or 2 tsp fresh basil (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 - 2 cup cups grated sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream Half & Half or milk
  • 1 tsp sugar optional but it makes the flavour pop
Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Broccoli, Celery, Cheddar Cheese, Cream, Onion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (optional)
  • 1 lb Broccoli cut in big chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil or 2 tsp fresh basil (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 - 2 cup cups grated sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream Half & Half or milk
  • 1 tsp sugar optional but it makes the flavour pop
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Instructions
  1. Put the first 8 ingredients (up to and including the basil) in the Instant Pot and close the lid. Make sure the valve is set to Sealing and push Pressure Cook (or Manual). Adjust time with the +/- buttons to 5 minutes.
  2. While it cooks, whisk together the flour and water until completely smooth. When the IP beeps that it's done, flip the valve from Sealing to Venting and when the pin drops, press Cancel and remove the lid.
  3. Press Saute and bring it back to a boil, stirring frequently. Give the flour/water slurry a final whisk and pour about half of it in the soup, stirring until it comes back to a boil and thickens. If you want it thicker, add a little more slurry, boiling after each addition.
  4. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Or use a blender or food processor and then return it to the pot.
  5. Press Cancel and add the cheese (add some Parmesan if you like, for an extra kick). Stir until melted and smooth. DO NOT BOIL after cheese goes in. Add the cream/milk and sugar. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. Serve with a sprinkle of grated cheese, broccoli florets or croutons.
Recipe Notes

Manual and Pressure Cook buttons are interchangeable.

1 reply
  1. Osupiano
    Osupiano says:

    You need to add some liquid to cook the broccoli. I added 2 cups of chicken broth. Instead of water with the flour I used chicken broth as well.

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