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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I am a huge fan of broccoli cheese soup but rarely eat it. When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to give it a try because it looked EASY and yummy....and it most definitely was.

1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
3 cups chopped, lightly steamed broccoli (I used frozen)

1. First, you need to steam your broccoli. You can use either fresh or frozen but if you use frozen, I recommend removing the "stumps" before cooking. The broccoli doesn't have to be steaming hot, just soft.
2. Simmer chicken broth and onion for 15 minutes in a small covered saucepan until the onions are soft
2.  Warm the milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
3. In a medium-large pot, melt the butter then add flour, salt, and pepper. Stir constantly for 2 minutes then whisk in warm milk.
4. Heat on medium until soup starts to thicken (5-8 minutes)
5. Add chicken broth/onion mixture and stir until blended
6. Add cheeses and stir completely until melted
7. Stir in cookd broccoli
8. Add additional salt and pepper to taste and serve warm
*If your soup is to thick, add more milk or chicken broth. If it is too thin, simmer over low-medium heat and stir until it thickens up.


Faith said...

I have all these ingredients now !! Def making today!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Chad loves broccoli and cheese soup, but I can't handle the smell. I will just send him to Texas.

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

This does look really simple! I absolutely love broccoli cheddar soup, especially from Panera : ) I'd love to try this one!


A "cheery" disposition said...

What a great looking recipe! Yum!

Wendy said...

Mmm... I love broccoli cheese soup! Will definitely have to try this version!

Allyson McGuire said...

This looks amaaaazing! I will have to try this - soon. New follower!


Courtney said...

Yummy! I love broccoli cheese soup but always worry about preservatives in the canned stuff or the restaurant stuff. I might just have to try this recipe! Thanks Ruthie!!!!

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