Quick post today, as I have today off from work and my hubby and I are going on an adventure. 🙂 I wanted to share my broccoli cheddar soup with you. I made some for my grandparents and received a surprise in return… some of my Memere’s homemade donuts. Trust me, you haven’t tried a donut until you’ve had one of my Memere’s. She dusts them with sugar and the perfect sprinkling of nutmeg. If you close your eyes while eating it, you’re transported to a cafe in France. Hmmmm….
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 (16 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli
1 quart chicken broth
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
salt to taste
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Melt butter over medium heat in a soup pot. Cook onion in butter until softened. Add garlic and pepper; cook for 1 minute then stir in broccoli, and stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until broccoli is tender, 10-15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, whisk flour into milk until dissolved. Stir into soup stirring frequently until thickened. Reduce heat, and stir in cheese until melted and heated through.
3. Season with salt to taste