Sunday, February 8, 2009

Broccoli Cheese Soup

My husband summed up this recipe with a "best broccoli cheese soup I've ever tasted." He even asked for it to be cooked again, which considering it was a creamy and cheesy soup means that he really liked. It was so simple to cook yet tasted so good. I found the recipe here. Again another wonderful recipe from Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe. We are adding this to our rotation of soup recipes.

1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced

1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)

2 c. milk (I used 1% with great results)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better for flavor - I used sharp cheddar and hopefully next time will have extra sharp cheddar on hand)
1/2 c. shredded swiss cheese
steamed chopped broccoli (the amount of broccoli really boils down to preference - I wanted a lot of broccoli in my soup, so I chopped and steamed approximately 2 1/2 to 3 cups of broccoli florets)

Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soup starts to thicken. Next add chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and steamed broccoli. Serve immediately.

Makes approximately 4 servings (with two adults and three kids, we finished the pot of soup in one dinner serving it in bread bowls, so if you are serving more adults or serving the soup in regular bowls, I would consider doubling according to the number of people)

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  1. Funny Nora, that is what we are having for dinner tonight. :) Different recipe, though.

  2. I love how big your chunks of broccoli are! Your post makes me want to make this again for dinner!

  3. Quick, simple, hearty and accolades to boot! What else could a girl ask for?

    Thanks for sharing, Nora:)

  4. Melanie- Yes I love big chunks of broccoli in my soup. That's one of my many issues with this soup at restaurants.


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