Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Broccoli Cheese Soup

The first one will be easy because Stephanie already had it nicely typed up and it comes with a photo! :) I doubled this one.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
From Melanie
1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pepper to taste
2 c. milk (I used 1%)
1 1/2 c. shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. shredded swiss cheese
steamed chopped broccoli (I used about 3 cups of broccoli florets, we love broccoli though)
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 3 adult size servings in bread bowls.

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