Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Recipe and image found here:
Every year my dad hosts a Super Bowl party, and every year we have WAY too much food, no matter how many people we invite. This year, one of my friends brought this delicious soup. I'm not much a soup-maker, but I definitely want to try to make this on my own!

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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ medium chopped onion
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ lb fresh broccoli (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter and set aside. In a large pot whisk together the melted butter and flour over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  4. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve. For a smoother soup puree it in a blender... but I love the chunks.
My friend noted that she and her husband changed up the recipe a bit.They threw in a bit of paprika, seasoned salt, and dry ground mustard; when the cheese made the soup a little too thick, they added in some skim milk. It seems like you can really play around with the ingredients depending on your own tastes! 

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