I made this however the only thing I did was double the recipe, and I had a bag of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots that needed to be eaten. I used all chicken stock, reduced sodium. I used a sharp aged white cheddar and one can of cannelloni beans and 1 greater northern as that's what I had. I pureed the entire soup. It was a hit with the entire family. I served it with grilled cheese. Yes the soup does have the been taste but you can taste the other flavors as well. Both a 4 and 8 year old enjoyed bowls.
Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup
From EatingWell: September/October 2007
White beans pureed into this broccoli soup make it extra creamy so you don't need heaps of cheese to do the job. Serve with a crunchy whole-grain roll and a glass of winter ale.
56 Reviews for Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup
Very easy to make and tasted delicious. I didn't have any cannellini beans so I used garbanzo beans. Tonight I am going to make it again and add onions and garlic. Can't wait for dinner!
Made this as directed but added a clove of garlic after reading the reviews. Even so, this soup wasn't tasteless, but pretty near there. Very disappointed. I suspect with tweaking it could be much improved, but there are already better recipes out there. Won't be making this again.
This soup was such a good broccoli cheddar soup!! The only change I made was to add an extra 1/2 cup of cheese. The beans made the soup incredibly filling and good texture.
Made this twice. Once going by the recipe. 2-3 stars. Heaviest flavor was bean, with an equal flavor of broccoli cheese. This recipe is screaming for onion.
Next time, added onion and garlic, and increased the ratio of broccoli/cheese to bean. Still very healthy and enhances the flavor.