Gluten-free Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Gluten-Free)
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Gluten-free broccoli cheddar cheese soup is sure to please. Photo: CC–Rooey202
Celiac.com 03/11/2017 – Need some broccoli cheddar soup? Need it to be gluten-free? Here’s a gluten-free copycat of that much-loved broccoli cheddar cheese soup, made famous by the much-loved food chain Panera. You’re welcome.
- 2 cups milk 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets
- 1 cup carrots, cut to matchstick size
- 2½ cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ large yellow onion, chopped
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup potato starch
- 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Sauté onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a jar, mix potato starch together with about ½ cup of the chicken stock. Cover with a tight lid, and shake until blended.
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt ¼ cup of butter
Gradually pour milk, along with the potato starch mixture while whisking constantly.
Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until the mixture is thickened, about 15-20 minutes. Adjust thickness by adding water, or a bit more potato starch, as needed.
Add broccoli, carrots, sauteéd onion, and celery; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
Stir Cheddar cheese into mixture until cheese melts. Mix well.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Published at Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:30:00 +0000