That taste of summer we got last week? It’s gone. More typical early spring weather is back…it’s chilly! This is definitely a bit of a bummer, but at least it feels normal to eat soup again.

roasted broccoli soup |

My kids really enjoy broccoli cheese soup; they order it whenever we’re out and it’s on the menu. I have found most versions to be pretty disappointing, however…those soups lack depth and they’ve usually got a “goopy” consistency which I imagine is the result of being thickened with cornstarch.

So I set about creating a homemade broccoli cheese soup we’d all love.

I wanted the soup to be wholesome, yet comforting…thick and creamy, but not overly rich. I made a few attempts and this one, replete with roasted broccoli, was our favorite.

I adapted this roasted broccoli soup from The Kitchn: I doubled the amount of broccoli and I halved the amount of cheese: it’s perfect this way for me. If you taste it and it just doesn’t taste cheesy enough for you, however, I give you permission to add more…it’s your soup now, not mine ;)

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broccoli cheese soup |

More Delicious Looking Soups:
Roasted Zucchini Soup with Stilton from Six Course Dinner
Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup from Simply Recipes
Cream of Broccoli Soup with Roasted Tomatoes and Cheddar from Ask Chef Dennis


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    Bev Weidner — March 28, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    I want to snort that soup right up.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — March 28, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    This looks lovely. I adore the fact that the broccoli is roasted before being added to the soup. Thanks for sharing another fabulous recipe Winnie!

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    Kathryn — March 28, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    The weather here is just about to turn (for the worse) so I see lots of soups in my future!

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    Anne Kelly — March 28, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    I will definitely try this recipe, I love a good broccoli soup but am also disappointed by many restaurant versions.

    Do you ever look up recipes on America’s Test Kitchen? Some are free and some require a subscription. I love their scientific analysis of cooking and they find the most unusual ways to accomplish improved recipes.

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    Kimmy @ Lighter and Local — March 28, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    This looks absolutely perfect. I think I have just about everything on hand to make it as well. I’m always looking for ways to use up copious amounts of broccoli!

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — March 29, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    what a lovely soup. We had that confusion of summer or spring a while back but its officially summer now.

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    Anna @ the shady pine — March 29, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    I love the flavour of fontina cheese and I can imagine it is a lovely combination with broccoli….great sounding soup!

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    Amy (Savory Moments) — March 29, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    I love broccoli and cheese soup, but I think roasting the broccoli and then using fontina instead of the usual cheddar would be a delicious change!

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    Anjali — March 29, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Hi Winnie — I’m a frequent reader of your blog, as well as the author of the recipe on The Kitchn that you adapted! What a nice surprise to open up Google Reader and see your spin on one of my favorite weeknight recipes. Your version sounds great — I love fontina.

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    Shelley Alexander — March 29, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Winnie, I love soups and broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. I will have to try this combination. Thanks for sharing!

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    LiztheChef — March 29, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    My next soup recipe – love it.

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    Elizabeth Ann — March 30, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I must try this! It looks amazing and I am happy that you increased the brocco!

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    Deb — March 31, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Your post arrived along with a rainy windy week. With that kind of weather the soup was a perfect weekday dinner. Although I had all the ingredients on hand, I omitted the Fontina and added just a touch of cream instead. Everyone absolutely loved the soup! So much so, that there was just enough left for my lunch the next day!

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    Paula — April 3, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    This is a must make soup. The roasted broccoli must give it such a deep flavour. Anxious to make this :)

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    Paula — April 4, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    I’m back. Just wanted to tell you that I made this soup today. We had it with our dinner and my husband kept saying *This soup is very good.* I told him that I’d be sure to tell you. I went with sharp cheddar and garnished the top with some grated cheddar and crisp bacon pieces. We loved it Winnie. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us :)

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