Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup

Damn Delicious

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces broccoli florets, finely chopped
    Produce
  • 8 ounces fully cooked ham, diced
    Meat
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    Baking
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    Produce
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and cubed
    Produce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
    Cheese
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
    Produce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy

Steps

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add ham, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  • Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter.
  • Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour and thyme until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Stir in potato. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potato is tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until desired consistency is reached. Stir in ham, broccoli and heavy cream. Cover and simmer until broccoli is tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cheese until smooth; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 442.13  cal  (22.11%)
  • Fat: 30.66  g  (47.16%)
  • Saturated Fat: 17.94  g  (112.12%)
  • Carbohydrates: 23.93  g  (7.98%)
  • Sugar: 5.37  g  (5.97%)
  • Cholesterol: 110.74  mg  (36.91%)
  • Sodium: 953.08  mg  (41.44%)
  • Protein: 21.6  g  (43.2%)
  • Vitamin C: 72.84  mg  (88.29%)
  • Vitamin K: 82.91  µg  (78.96%)
  • Phosphorus: 305.1  mg  (30.51%)
  • Calcium: 289.5  mg  (28.95%)
  • Vitamin A: 1431.98  IU  (28.64%)
  • Folate: 81.87  µg  (20.47%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.39  mg  (19.64%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.33  mg  (19.31%)
  • Potassium: 653.1  mg  (18.66%)
  • Vitamin B3: 3.44  mg  (17.22%)
  • Manganese: 0.33  mg  (16.71%)
  • Fiber: 3.16  g  (12.63%)
  • Iron: 2.25  mg  (12.51%)
  • Selenium: 8.46  µg  (12.09%)
  • Zinc: 1.66  mg  (11.08%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.16  mg  (10.99%)
  • Magnesium: 42.65  mg  (10.66%)
  • Copper: 0.21  mg  (10.52%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.83  mg  (8.29%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.23  mg  (8.23%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.46  µg  (7.69%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.52  µg  (3.45%)

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