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Emeril's Broccoli and Gruyere Cheese Soup

Try Emeril's Soups for the Season

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This simple soup recipe from Emeril Lagasse is perfect for chilly Winter nights.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into rounds
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 quarts water
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
  • Emeril's Essence
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large saucepan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, carrots and celery. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Add broccoli and saute for 3 minutes. Add water and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Remove the cover, add the cream, and simmer 10 minutes.

    With a hand-held blender, puree the soup. Add 1 1/2 cups of the gruyere cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Check for seasoning. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a little of the remaining Gruyere cheese and Creole seasoning. Serve with crusty bread.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: gruyere cheese, broccoli, cream

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Dinner, Lunch, Soup

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