Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

We are having a blizzard warning here! So, what better to hunker down to than a big bowl of comfort food. This soup tops that list for me especially when you serve it with a big slice of crusty bread or in a bread bowl. When I saw this recipe over at My Kitchen Cafe, I just knew I would love it!

Broccoli Cheese Soup
(4 servings)

1 can chicken broth, about 1 3/4 cup
1 small onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
pepper to taste
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 1/2 -3 cups broccoli, chopped and lightly steamed

Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan until onions are tender. (I think next time I will just saute them in the butter.) In a separate pot melt butter and add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, stirring so it doesn't burn and then whisk in the milk. Stir and heat together over medium-high heat until the soup starts to thicken. Next, add the chicken broth and continue to stir until blended. Add the cheese and broccoli and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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  1. We must be in the same blizzard (with half the country) and making soup and cookies :) sounds great! Thanks!

  2. I've made this twice, and I am making it again this week. So yummy!!! :)


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