I was inspired to make some Cheesy Broccoli Soup in the pressure cooker. This is a quick soup that the whole family will love!
This cheesy broccoli soup that pairs well with a sandwich or a piece of crusty bread. I recently bought an electric pressure cooker and was excited to see how it did with vegetables. Please refer to your pressure cooker instruction manual for specific instructions and safety information.
- 3 teaspoons of butter
- 1 clove of chopped garlic
- 5 cups of chopped broccoli
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 ½ cups of milk
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Makes 8-10 servings.
With the pressure cooker open and on the brown or heat setting, melt the butter and brown the chopped garlic.
Add 5 cups of chicken broth and 5 cups of chopped broccoli. Close lid and steam valve on top and hit the soup setting or set the timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes release the steam valve and open after all the steam has been released.
You will now need to blend the soup. I have an immersion hand blender that I used, but you can also pour the contents into a blender. After blended return the soup to the pressure cooker pot if you removed it. Add milk and shredded cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Leave in pressure cooker on warm setting until the soup is completely warm.
I love rich, creamy soups but am not always in the mood for something so heavy. Since this cheesy broccoli soup is broth based, it feels lighter and is the perfect side dish or accompaniment to a sandwich. I made a big batch of it and have been heating it up for lunch. It's just the thing for taking the chill out of a cool day. Now I am thinking of more pressure cooker recipes I can make using the ingredients from my Farm Fresh To You box.