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3/04/2010

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is one of my families favorite cold weather dinner recipes.  Even my daughter who despises vegetables and once hid broccoli under the leg of her chair to avoid eating it loves this soup.  You can even add carrots with the broccoli to pack it full of more vegetable goodness.

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup
What You’ll Need:
4 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
3 cups of half and half (can be substituted with heavy cream or milk)
1 pound frozen broccoli, fresh or frozen
2 cans chicken broth
2 cups grated sharp cheddar

What you do:
You pulse the broccoli and half of the broth in your food processor for about 1 minute.
If you have an immersion blender, you can boil the broccoli in the broth until cooked and then use the immersion blender to pulse the broccoli.

Combine pulsed broccoli and the remaining broth in a soup pan and bring to a boil for approximately 5 minutes until the broccoli is cooked.

In a separate pan, make a roux by melting butter and then adding flour until combined.  Add roux to the boiling soup.

Once combined, bring soup back to a boil and pour in the half and half. Stir until thickened.

Lower heat to medium, add grated cheese and stir until melted.

Serve and Enjoy!


If you are looking to add other soups to your dinner rotation, you should try our
Quick and Easy Chili Recipe!


    3 comments:

    Larissa said...

    Mmm yummy. I will go get the recipe right now.

    Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

    I am so getting the stuff to make this for the weekend yeay I can't wait

    Julie said...

    I was going through my starred recipes and went to look at this one and it's gone!!!! can you help me, I haven't had a chance to try it out yet!