One-Pot Soup Recipe: Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl




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Introduction

Indulge in the comforting flavors of a hearty, one-pot soup with the Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl recipe. This dish combines the savory taste of bacon, the freshness of broccoli, and the richness of cheddar cheese, all served in a warm and cozy bread bowl.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for those cold, cozy nights when you crave a comforting and satisfying meal. The combination of broccoli, bacon, cheddar cheese, and a bread bowl makes for a delicious and filling dish that will warm you from the inside out.

How to Make Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups broccoli florets, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 6 bread bowls, tops cut off
  • 4 slices bacon, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in a large pot until crispy, then remove and set aside.
  2. Cook onions in bacon fat until soft, then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Whisk in chicken broth, milk, cream, and broccoli. Simmer until broccoli is tender.
  4. Hollow out the bread bowls and set aside.
  5. Blend most of the soup, leaving some chunky parts. Return to pot.
  6. Mix cornstarch with water and add to the soup. Bring to a boil.
  7. Stir in cheese, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Ladle soup into bread bowls and garnish with extra broccoli and bacon.

How to Serve Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl

Serve the Bacon Broccoli Cheddar soup hot in the bread bowls for a cozy and fulfilling meal. Enjoy the combination of flavors and textures with each spoonful.

How to Store Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Tips to Make Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl

  • Use freshly grated cheddar cheese for the best melting consistency.
  • Play with the texture by blending the soup to your desired smoothness.
  • Adjust the seasonings like salt and pepper according to your taste preference.

Variation

For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can also add diced potatoes or carrots for extra heartiness.

FAQs

  1. Can I use frozen broccoli for this recipe? Yes, frozen broccoli can be used as a convenient alternative.
  2. Can I make this soup ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the soup ahead and reheat it before serving.
  3. Can I substitute the heavy cream with a lighter alternative? Yes, you can use half-and-half or whole milk as a substitute for heavy cream.

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