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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is the perfect soup to serve on a cold day.  It's also scrumptious any other time of the year!  Enjoy with some homemade bread, a sandwich, crackers, or just by itself.  Be sure not to skimp on the cheese!


3 cups water
1 T. chicken base
14 oz. broccoli cuts, frozen
1/3 cup diced onion
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk, warmed
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) cheddar cheese
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/8 tsp. coarse pepper
1 pinch nutmeg


 Heat water in saucepan.  Add chicken base and whisk to dissolve.  Add salts, pepper, and nutmeg.
Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.
Add broccoli cuts and onion and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.
Melt butter in separate saucepan.  Add flour to butter, whisking to combine.
Add to broccoli mixture.  Whisk until smooth.
Add milk to soup.  Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.  
Immediately decrease heat.  Simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add cheddar cheese.  Stir CONTINUOUSLY (this is important!  Otherwise the cheese will stick to the bottom of the pan) until cheese is melted.
Fill up and warm your tummy.

Happy munching!

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