Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I am loving this homemade broccoli cheese soup!  It is so much better than the canned soups and its super easy to make.  Not only does this broccoli cheese soup taste better than canned, its healthier.  You can control the amount of sodium and use low-fat milk.  This soup is warm, creamy and delicious.  It also reminds me of Panera's broccoli cheese soup too.  You could also serve this soup in a bread bowl.  Enjoy!


Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
½ yellow onion, diced
1 ½ to 2 cups broccoli florets
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups shredded cheese (cheddar and/or jack)


Directions

In a saucepan, over medium heat, add butter and onions.

Cook onions for about 5 minutes until soft.

Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute.

Next, add in milk.

Add in broccoli, nutmeg, black pepper and salt.

Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until broccoli is tender.


Stir in cheese until melted.

You may serve as is or puree soup in a blender and/or food processor.  You may also use an immersion blender.


Top with extra shredded cheese if desired.