Broccoli Cheese Soup

I was 14 when I first tried Velveeta. I spit it out onto the counter. Needless to say, it's not my thing. So I was thrilled to find a broccoli cheese soup that actually uses real cheese. Hooray for real food! Anyway, it was delicious.

*1 can chicken broth (~2 cups)
*1 small onion, diced
*1/3 cup flour
*1/4 cup butter
*1/2 tsp. ground pepper
*2 cups milk
*1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
*2 1/2 - 3 cups finely chopped, lightly steamed or blanched broccoli (you can stick the broccoli in a glass bowl, covered with plastic wrap and microwave for 3-4 minutes. it's easy. do what you please.)

Simmer chicken broth and diced onion in a small saucepan for 15-20 minutes, or until onions are tender. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter than add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soup starts to thicken. Next add chicken broth and onion and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and steamed broccoli. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I've never liked this kind of soup, and the aroma of Campbell's version from the can will actually make me vomit when I'm pregnant. But I actually tried this and it was FABULOUS. Thank you Katie for this one.