In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic for one minute, until fragrant.
Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, and chopped broccoli. Increase heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes, until broccoli is tender.
Add the shredded cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until melted. (Add 1/2 cup, simmer and stir until it melts fully, then repeat 1/2 cup at a time until all the cheese is used up.) Make sure to keep it at a very low simmer and avoid high heat, to prevent seizing. Remove from heat immediately once all the cheese melts.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g38%
Total Carbohydrates 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Net carbs per serving (1 cup): 4g
*IMPORTANT: See my tips in the post above (before the recipe card) for best results when melting the cheese!