Broccoli Cheddar Soup Sweet Potato Bowls are what I like to call healthy, comfort food. Creamy, cheesy and from-scratch broccoli cheddar soup poured over white sweet potatoes that are packed with all the nutrients. Delicious for dinner or lunch meal-prep.
4 sweet potatoes (I prefer white)
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
3 cups chicken broth
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 heads broccoli (about 4 cups), cut into florets
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 425 F. Prick potatoes all over with a fork, rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake on a sheet pan for 40-50 minutes or until fork tender.
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and carrots, and cook 7-10 minutes until onion are soft and carrots slightly tender.
Mix flour into butter and vegetables, and cook for 1 minute. Pour in milk and whisk until smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in chicken broth, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste, and half of broccoli florets. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat back to medium. Cover pot and cook for 15 minutes until broccoli is tender.
Use an immersion blender to puree the soup or transfer soup to a blender to puree.*
Return soup to the pot and add remaining broccoli. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
Stir in cheese until melted and combined.
Split potatoes open down the center and place them in bowls. Cover with lots of broccoli cheddar soup and extra shredded cheddar cheese.
Sweet potatoes can be pretty large. Depending on the size of the potatoes, one potato could easily feed two people.
If you don’t like sweet potatoes, regular potatoes will work just as well.
I like the onions, carrots and some of the broccoli pureed, with the rest of the broccoli in the soup as tender florets. But, if you prefer all of the soup pureed, or if you don’t want to puree the soup at all, that is fine too. Simply add all of the broccoli the first time.
CoursesDinner / Lunch
Recipe by Modern Farmhouse Eats at http://www.modernfarmhouseeats.com/broccoli-cheddar-soup-sweet-potato-bowls/