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broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Steven Pennington
You had me at Cheese. This comfort food will turn anyone's frown upside down. Easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine French | American
Servings 8 to 10 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 stick Butter or preferred oil 4 ounces
  • 1 whole Onion Chopped
  • 2 cups Chicken /or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 cups half and half or whole Milk
  • 4 Heads broccoli cut into 1-inch florets
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese or your favorite Cheese or Cheese s
  • pinch Nutmeg freshly grated really makes a huge difference
  • ½ tbps White Pepper Black works just as well but you'll see the black specs in your soup
  • ¾ tbps Sea Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper

Instructions
 

The Roux

  • First, melt 1 stick of butter in a pot along with the Onions and cook for 3-4 minute ( sweating the Onions - no color or browning)
  • Next, add in ⅓ cups of flour and cook for 1 minute or till it smells lightly toasted

Making the soup

  • Then adding your 2 cups of half and half or whole milk, the soup will start to thicken
  • Add the 2 cups of chicken/vegetable stock, half of your Broccoli, and the nutmeg, and cook till the broccoli is tender, test with a fork for doneness.
  • Next, blend the soup with an immersion blender or use a standard blender until smooth.
  • Add in the rest of the Broccoli and cook till done. ( Broccoli adds texture )
  • Lastly, add the cheese and melt. Add as much as you think is best around 2 cups. The cheese will thicken the soup.
  • Add salt and pepper.
Keyword Delicious Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup
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