Monday, December 23, 2013

Soup's on!

My family gobbled up this broccoli cheese soup in no time. It was delicious. We are broccoli fans around here. This makes a fast and easy weeknight meal. I have made this with several different combinations of cheese, depending on what I have on hand. My family said they would eat this any time.


4 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 c. chicken broth
2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 head broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces

In large pot, saute onion in butter for several minutes over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place broccoli in microwavable dish with lid and sprinkle with salt. Add a shot of water, cover, then steam in microwave for about 3 minutes, or until tender.

Add flour, salt and pepper to onions, and stir to make paste. Pour in chicken broth and mix thoroughly. Cook until mixture thickens. Add milk and cook until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cheese, then add broccoli. Allow the soup to stand, covered, on lowest heat until ready to serve so broccoli has time to absorb soup's flavors. Serves 4.

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