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Broccoli Cheese Soup with Halloumi Fries

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Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. 

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

Sometimes you just need cheese on cheese. Those times normally occur when it’s a bit chilly outside and you’re on your own for the evening so there’s no one to point out that multiple cheese items in one meal is totally unnecessary.

Luckily Will was not there to restrain me so I made halloumi fries to dip in this broccoli cheese soup and it. Was. Amazing.

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

My favourite thing about these halloumi fries? They’re so freakin’ easy! Who knew? Once you’ve chopped the halloumi they’re simply coated in a thin layer of flour and fried in a little oil.

I mixed the flour with some ras-el-hanout just for some extra flavour. I really really love ras-el-hanout. Also halloumi. Also fried things.

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

This soup is an ideal winter warmer. It’s the kind of thing you can curl up on the sofa with (which is totes what I did btw) with a plate of halloumi fries on the table next to you primed and ready for dipping.

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

Moving on from the soup momentarily onto the other love of my life, TV, I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls for the first time. I’m pretty into it not gonna lie. Now the trailers for the new ones are coming out I’m so paranoid about seeing a spoiler.

I’m only three seasons in and I’m terrified that some big story line is going to be revealed while I’m still trying to catch up. I can totally get through four more seasons in a month right?

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

Also, we went out on Wednesday night which meant we missed the Bake Off final and by some miracle I avoiding finding out who won all day on Thursday so it was a thoroughly pleasant surprise when we watched it last night.

I felt especially pleased with myself considering Will was spoilered by Twitter pretty much as soon as he woke up on Thursday.

Cooked halloumi in a pan with text overlay

Check out my How To Cook Halloumi: A Complete Guide post for everything you ever wanted to know about halloumi!

If you’re as in love with halloumi as I am then you need to head over to my complete guide to How to Cook Halloumi! It’s got tips on how to grill, bake and fry it as well as plenty of recipes to try out and even some fun little facts about everyone’s favourite cheese 🧀

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP WITH HALLOUMI FRIES?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

Got extra halloumi? Try making this tomato & halloumi bake

This halloumi bake perfectly combines the healthy freshness of vegetables with the chewy, salty halloumi for a delicious vegetarian dinner.

If you need to use up that extra broccoli you could try making this garlic pasta with roasted broccoli, chickpeas & chorizo

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Halloumi Fries

Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 bowls of soup
Calories: 810kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 large Leeks chopped
  • 30 g Plain Flour
  • 700 ml Milk
  • 600 ml Chicken Stock
  • 300 g Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Carrot chopped
  • 2 Leaves Bay
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 375 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Halloumi Fries

  • Olive Oil
  • 250 g Block of Halloumi cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Ras-El-Hanout (you could use whatever you like here smoked paprika would be amazing!)

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over a medium heat. Once the butter is melted add the onion and leeks and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and stir into the mixture, allow to cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the milk and chicken stock then throw in the broccoli, carrot, bay leaves, thyme and nutmeg. Cook until the broccoli is soft, probably about 25 minutes.
  • Once it's done blend the soup up in batches. It doesn't need to be completely smooth, just get it to the consistency you like. Return it to the heat and stir in the grated cheese.

To Make the Halloumi Fries

  • Pour olive oil into a saucepan so that it comes up the sides a couple of inches. Heat over a medium high heat. Mix the flour and whichever spice you've chosen on a plate then dredge each piece of halloumi so that it's coated on all sides. Place the halloumi pieces in the hot oil and cook for a couple of minutes on each side. You might need to do this in batches depending on the size of the pan. Remove the halloumi fries and place on a piece of kitchen towel to drain. Serve with the soup and do lots of dipping!
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheese Soup with Halloumi Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 810 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1007mg 42%
Potassium 886mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 106.5%
Vitamin C 91.8%
Calcium 96.3%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Can you ever have too much cheese? These crispy halloumi fries are the perfect thing to dip into this indulgent broccoli cheese soup.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Patty
    08/09/2017 at 9:13 AM

    I’m not much of a soup girl but your recipe look so flavorful, very tempting and those halloumi fries, oh yum!

  • Reply
    Jane
    08/09/2017 at 10:23 AM

    Oh my goodness, my fella would go bonkers for this! Off to share with him 🙂
    Jane x

  • Reply
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    08/09/2017 at 10:51 AM

    I love the idea of making fried halloumi sticks! And good to know they’re so easy! And I’m always in the mood for soup!

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    08/09/2017 at 11:25 AM

    What a great combination broccoli cheese soup with Halloumi fries,already hungry.

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    08/09/2017 at 11:41 AM

    I would never have thought of making halloumi “fries” to go with soup! I bet they get the most amazing melted, gooey texture when you dip them in. YUM!

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    08/09/2017 at 12:22 PM

    You totally had me at cheese on cheese! This has got to be the ultimate comfort meal, and I’m curious about the halloumi because I’ve never tried it ~ can’t wait!

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