Thursday, February 3, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I have really enjoyed making this dish for dinner guests. It's a huge hit! I adapted this recipe from another creamy vegetable soup recipe I got from my friend.  The thing that makes this soup the best, is the sharp cheddar cheese. You can make it with regular cheddar cheese, but it just doesn't give it that robust flavor that the broccoli needs.
Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 cube butter
1/2 cup flour
6 cups milk
2 potatoes cubed
2 bunches broccoli chopped
1/2 onion diced
1 can chicken broth
2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese 

Put all vegetables in a pan with a half cup water. Cover and cook on low to steam until tender. Stir frequently.

In a stock pot on medium heat, melt butter, add flour and stir until thickened.  Slowly stir in milk and stir until thickened (it will get creamy... not really thick.) Add vegetables, broth and stir in cheese.  let simmer (10-20 minutes) until vegetables are soft. stir frequently to prevent burning.

1 comment:

Trina said...

Sounds similar to my recipe. But I like the addition of shredded carrots that my recipe includes when cooking the veggies. I always try to cut down on the butter, since I'm adding to not add insult to injury. But of course it's better full-fat.
I love soups! It's a good thing we have a good long winter here. I get to make lots of soup for about 6 months out of the year!