This broccoli cheddar soup is easy to make, delicious, and comforting! This family favorite can be on your table in 30 minutes.
Melt the butter in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often (this helps get rid of that flour flavor).
Whisk the chicken broth into the pot (pour it in slowly) until the flour is dissolved.
Whisk in the Dijon mustard.
Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Add the cream and broccoli, and once it's boiling again, reduce the heat so it's gently simmering.
Cook the soup for 6 minutes.
Stir in the cheese and cook for an additional few minutes. Add in the cayenne pepper if desired. Season with salt & pepper if needed and serve immediately with a little extra cheddar on top if you have some left.