Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Photo by Laurie S.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon butter, melted

  • ½

    medium onion, chopped

  • ¼

    cup melted butter

  • ¼

    cup flour

  • 2

    cups half-and-half

  • 2

    cups chicken stock or bouillon

  • ½

    pound fresh broccoli

  • 1

    cup carrots, julienned

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • ¼

    teaspoon nutmeg

  • 8

    ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now. Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.


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