Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Cheddar Broccoli Soup
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ¼ c. flour
  • 32 oz. vegetable stock
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1½ c. milk
  • 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar
  • croutons
  1. Since we are multi-tasking moms, while the butter is melting, diced your onions. I use my Ninja Kitchen to dice mine because I use it for everything.
  2. Cook for a few minutes until soft. If your family hates onions, like mine, this may be where you want to set aside the onions and add in the bowls individually.
  3. Then add the flour.
  4. Then whisk in the broth. I used vegetable broth but it would probably have more flavor if you use chicken broth. Use whatever you feel comfortable with. Plus, chicken broth is cheaper.
  5. Bring it to a boil and then add the broccoli. You will want to stir it often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Don’t try to multitask right now. I’m kind of talking to myself there because often I leave things on the stove and go to check my email, skype, or my website and forget about my food until it is burning or overflowing.
  6. There is no exact timing here but it is done when the broccoli is soft. Then you will puree the broccoli mixture. I use my Ninja Kitchen and can do it all in one batch.
  7. Once all is pureed, you will put it back in the saucepan. Add the milk and half the cheese. Cook until warm.
  8. Top with croutons & cheese. Yummy.
Recipe by BargainBriana at