Monday, June 6, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Recipe Courtesy of MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE

1 can chicken broth (about 1 3/4 cups of broth)
1 small onion, diced
1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pepper to taste
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, preferably sharp or extra sharp
1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 1/2 to 3 cups chopped, lightly steamed or blanched broccoli

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.

**I was surprised with how easy this soup came together.  And even better, it was delicious!  It went so well in the bread bowls.  The kids loved it!  I will for sure be making this again!  I think I will even use the creamy/cheesy soup base and add other veggies to it for a variation.

**I couldn't find any bread bowls at the grocery store so we used KEISER ROLLS.  A little smaller than regular bread bowls, but worked just the same.


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