Smoked Gouda-Broccoli Soup

Smoked Gouda-Broccoli Soup

10 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

Smoked paprika and smoked Gouda give this broccoli-and-cheese soup recipe a double hit of smoky flavor. If you can't find smoked Gouda, smoked Cheddar gives delicious results as well.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½ pounds broccoli crowns (2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cubed rye bread ( ½-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper


  • Prep

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  1. Cut 1½ cups bite-size broccoli florets and set aside. Coarsely chop the remaining broccoli.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add flour and paprika; stir to coat. Add broth and the chopped broccoli. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make croutons: Toss bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Puree the soup in a blender, in batches if necessary, or use an immersion blender. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Return the soup to the pan over low heat. Add cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly until it melts before adding more. Stir in the reserved broccoli florets. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt and white pepper. Serve hot, topped with the croutons.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups soup & ¼ cup croutons
  • Per serving: 316 calories; 16 g fat(5 g sat); 7 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 157 mcg folate; 24 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 1,217 IU vitamin A; 155 mg vitamin C; 267 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 723 mg sodium; 873 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (258% daily value), Folate (39% dv), Calcium (27% dv), Vitamin A (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1½ fat, 1 starch, ½ high-fat protein

Reviews 10

January 24, 2018
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By: rosemary
this is delicious, i just finished a bowl!! i only made 2 changes, i omitted the croutons and i pureed all of the broccoli. i wasn't a fan of the chunky florets in the soup. it's amazing to get such a creamy consistency without using cream! the cheese and bit of flour do that nicely. i will most definately make this again.
January 17, 2018
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By: I love Lemons
This recipe was pretty good. I really liked the croutons.
January 14, 2018
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By: BebeJones
This is the first time I have tried this recipe and it was quite good. The only changes I made were using white wine in place of the vinegar and no croutons. My husband loved it also. It will be saved to my favorites for sure.
January 07, 2018
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By: Dee
I didn,t use the croutons but it was great just the same. I don't have an immersion blender and put too much in my Ninja. It went everywhere! I salvaged what was left and it was smooth, creamy and delicious. I had been looking for a good Broccoli Soup recipe and this is a keeper. Thank you for sharing it.
November 21, 2017
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By: Carolyn
The first time I made this soup, I followed the recipe exactly. It was DELICIOUS!. My granddaughter, a picky eater, asked for seconds and thirds. The next time I made it I didn't have enough broccoli but did have some cauliflower, so I mixed the two and used Apple smoked cheddar cheese. It was just as big a hit with the family.
October 26, 2017
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By: Brenda Ridley
This soup is fabulous! Great flavor and a silky texture. I will definitely make this again.
October 19, 2017
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By: voraciousgirl
This was great! The only thing I did different was use the Better Than Boullion broth. I skipped the croutons.
October 04, 2017
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By: jfkatz66
My Dutch husband, lover of cheese, really liked it. We had to use a different smoked cheese here in South Africa but right afterwards I did find a smoked Gouda of course. I didn't make the croutons but it was good without it. I thought it needed a bit more smoked paprika that I added at the end and tasted better the second day. My smoked paprika might need replacing as I think about it and that might help, also.
September 04, 2017
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By: Rachael Aeling
Yum! Made it as specified. I will make this again.
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