Better than traditional broccoli cheddar soup. A healthy and hearty helping of vegetables in addition to the wonderfully creamy and cheesy taste you love. cheddar and butternut squash are a match made in heaven! If it weren’t for the broccoli, you would never guess vegetables were used to thicken the soup instead of roux
Cut the outer skin off of the squash and cut it into cubes so it will cook faster. Pour 6 cups of water into a pot and add in the chicken bouillon. 6 cups of chicken stock can be used as a replacement for the water and bouillon cubes if needed. Add the cubed squash to the water and bring it to a boil. Cook covered with a lid until the squash is soft and can easily be pierced with a fork.
Once fully cooked, blend the contents of the pot until smooth with a blender or immersion hand blender.
Make it Creamy
Next add in the cheese and heavy cream. Cook on low until the cheese is melted and fully combined.
Add in the Broccoli
At the very last, add in the broccoli. I like my broccoli to still have a little crisp to it, but you are welcome to cook the broccoli until soft. It also tastes great if the broccoli is roasted in a pan with a little oil prior to being added to the soup.