Broccoli Cheese Soup
The ultimate comfort food - fresh broccoli, carrots, and cheddar cheese. Serve with Asiago rolls or crusty bread.
Dovetailing tip: Don't forget that you prepared the broccoli for today's soup. Isn't it nice to have part of the meal prepared?
|1 tablespoon||melted butter|
|1/2||medium chopped onion|
|1/4 cup||melted butter|
|2 cups||half-and-half cream|
|2 cups||chicken stock|
|1/2 pound||fresh broccoli (chopped into bite size pieces)|
|1 cup||carrot, julienned|
|8 ounces||grated sharp Cheddar cheese|
|salt and pepper|
Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender if you like a smooth consistency. I prefer to leave it chunky. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.
Serve with crusty bread and Enjoy :).