Make 4 Bowls of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 2 heads broccoli (about 2 pounds)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- cayenne pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- for the Cheddar croutons:
- 4 slices french bread
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
While the soup is cooking, toast the bread and place on a foil-covered sheet pan. Top with the cheese (be sure to cover entire surface so the bread doesn’t burn. Broil on high, for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and browned.
When the broccoli is ready, remove from heat and puree using a stick, or regular blender. Pour back into the pot. Add the cream and cook on low until heated through. Season to taste with salt and cayenne. Ladle the broccoli soup into bowls and top with cheese croutons.