Bowls of broccoli cheddar soup.
Just One Spice Will Totally Level Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup
By S. Ferrari
The key to elevating the flavor and comfort of a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup lies in a simple spice that you may not have even thought about: nutmeg.
This spice will add depth, warmth, and an almost tough-to-put-your-finger-on flavor to your next batch of broccoli cheddar soup.
Nutmeg also brings out a subtle warmth, and strikes a balance between sweet and spicy that deepens the already complex flavors of a broccoli cheddar soup.
About a ¼ teaspoon nutmeg per pound of broccoli is a good place to start. You can use pre-ground spice or you can use a microplane to grate your own.
If you opt for the latter, bear in mind that part of the beauty of the fresh stuff is its intensity, so it's best to start with less and taste as you go.