Oh happy day! My son says that this tastes like Panera’s soup. Add some chicken to it if you need more protein in your meal. This was easy, and definitely a winner.
- olive oil
- 6 ounces broccoli (I used the riced broccoli from Trader Joe’s), cooked for 6 minutes in the microwave
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1 SMALL carrot, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 1/4 cup water or chicken broth
- 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrot, and onion. Cook 2-3 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add 1 1/4 cups water to the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. SLOWLY stir in cream and broccoli. Return to simmer until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon (this can take a while, so try to be patient). Sprinkle in cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.