Monday, January 23, 2012

Creamy Broccoli cheesy Soup

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Tonight I made this recipe for my kids...I found it through Pinterest.  Do you love pinterest as much as I do?


Creamy Broccoli cheesy Soup


Ingredients

1 tablespoon melted butter
3/4 medium to large chopped onion depending on if you like onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour (i used whole wheat)
1 T. wet minced garlic (i added)
2 1/2 cups half-and-half.....(i used whole milk)
4 cups chicken stock
1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh or frozen broccoli florets
1 cup grated carrot
Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese (i used 6oz)

optional...1 lb. shredded chicken

Directions
Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, and sauté onion and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes (salt). Add additional butter and flour, whisking for 3-5 minutes to create a roux. Whisk while adding the half-and-half and chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir in the broccoli florets and grated carrot and shredded chicken. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer over low heat for 30-35 minutes.

Remove soup from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, puree the soup in batches in a food processor until smooth, adding mixture back to the pot. Add chicken

Return pot to low heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, and serve.

Enjoy!
my kids loved it too:)

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, this sounds incredible! I've been looking for a good broccoli cheese soup recipe forever! I'm so happy to finally find it! Now I know what we're having for dinner tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. OH.MY.GOSH. You weren't kidding. This was AMAZING!!! My husband said it was the best broccoli cheese soup he's ever had! I didn't add the chicken, but used a can of chicken broth instead. We had honey butter biscuits with it...it was a huge hit! Thanks so much!!! I'm totally going to laminate this recipe card so it never gets lost! <3

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