Creamy Cheese Cheddar Broccoli Soup
This cheddar broccoli soup is a comforting dish and a great option to enjoy anytime. Surprise your family or guests with this recipe.
Recipe for cheddar broccoli soup, a healthy recipe with a creamy texture. Ideal to enjoy eating vegetables. In another Fitnesschief-recipes article, we made almond soup. Today we tell you how to make broccoli and cheese soup.
Broccoli many benefits, few calories
Broccoli is one of the vegetables with the greatest amount of benefits, in fact almost all of us associate broccoli with healthy food. It is not by chance since it is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, low in fat and calories, it only has 34 per 100 gram serving.
A cup of broccoli contains more vitamin C than an orange. In addition, broccoli has vitamins of group B, (B1, B2, B3, B6). Minerals such as potassium, zinc, or magnesium. Broccoli also has folic acid and vitamin K. Broccoli is in the same family as cabbages and cauliflower. It was developed from wild cabbage in Roman times. Although broccoli is harvested throughout the year, the best time to consume it is fall-winter, and spring.
For cardiovascular health
Consuming broccoli is beneficial for cardiovascular health due to its fiber content. According to the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutrition Education Sciences at the University of Kentucky, fiber intake is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, as well as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and gastrointestinal diseases.
To prevent cancer
Consuming broccoli and other crucifers are associated with a lower risk of cancer. Studies have suggested that it is due to a substance called sulforaphane, a compound that contains sulfur, just the substance that gives crucifers this point of bitter taste.
Sulforaphane can inhibit the HDAC enzyme, which is known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells. Sulforaphane is being studied for its ability to slow or prevent cancer progression. The results shown with melanoma, cancer of the esophagus, prostate, or pancreas appear to be encouraging. Another effective anticancer substance is folic acid that has been shown to decrease the risk of breast cancer in women. Consuming folates also protects against colon, stomach, colon, and cervical cancer.
Recipe For Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Total Time 20 minutes
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup of carrot grated
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2-3 cups broccoli florets, finely chopped
1 cup of milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper (or more if desired)
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Cheddar broccoli soup Preparation
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Then add the onions, carrots, and broccoli, cook for about 5 minutes (it can be more or less depending on the size of the vegetables you cut).
Slowly add the broth, milk, and cream. Sprinkle with flour and add the salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, stir over medium heat until thick. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
Then, once it has thickened, add the cheese and stir until melted. Serve the soup and enjoy.