21 Day Fix Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe *IMG_4964 (1)

Updated: 2/21/17

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons grassfed butter
Approximately 5 cups stems and florets separated and chopped
2 cups mirepoix (carrots, celery, onion diced) (Original recipe: 1/2 small yellow onion, diced)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons dry sherry or stock
2 cup chicken stock
2 cups fresh organic baby spinach
3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1/4 cup milk or ½ and ½ or your favorite dairy free sub (I often omit this completely)
Hot sauce to taste (I use Franks and go heavy-2-4 TBS) Original: 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Updated Directions:

Melt the butter on saute in the Instapot. Add the mirepoix, dry mustard and some salt and pepper and saute until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Deglaze with the sherry and then add the broccoli florets. Add the stock and change to soup mode.  I did mine at 7 minutes and loved the way it came out.  Either using an immersion blender (chunkier soup) or a regular blender (smoother) Carefully ladle everything into a blender if using and add the fresh spinach, Cheddar, cream and hot sauce and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Adjust with salt and pepper if necessary and adjust the thickness with more cream if necessary. Top with croutons and serve.

Original Stovetop Directions
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the broccoli stems, onions, dry mustard and some salt and pepper and saute until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Deglaze with the sherry and then add the broccoli florets. Add the stock and simmer for 5 minutes.

Carefully ladle everything into a blender along with the fresh spinach, Cheddar, cream and hot sauce and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Adjust with salt and pepper if necessary and adjust the thickness with more cream if necessary. Top with croutons and serve.

21 Day Fix Container Count:
2 G, 1/2Y, 1/2B, 1/4R, 1.5 tsp

*This recipe was adapted from a food network recipe-Turbo Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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