When was the last time you had a really good broccoli and cheese soup? If you're like me, canned soups just don't cut it, especially when it comes to broccoli and cheese. Check out the recipe below for the next time you're in the mood for a warm cup of homemade soup.
2 large bunches of broccoli
2 large carrots
2 cups of chicken stock
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 cup of butter
8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese
2 cup of half and half
* = Added at the end for taste
Cut carrots into small strips.
Break apart broccoli into small pieces
Sauté onion in 1 tbsp of melted butter until transparent.
Make a roux using remainder of melted butter and flour and cook about 5 minutes over medium heat.
Add in half and half, stirring constantly.
Add in chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add vegetables and cook for 25 minutes over low heat.
If you want a smoother soup, puree in a blender and return to heat.
Add cheese and nutmeg.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Is broccoli and cheese one of your favorite soups to make at home? Let me know in the comments below!