Broccoli cheddar soup

Since cold, rainy weather is perfect for soup making and eating, last night we enjoyed some broccoli cheddar soup along with homemade French bread…mmm!  I love broccoli cheddar soup and Aaron even liked this one…that’s saying a lot since he doesn’t really do cheesy sauces and soups.  It’s so simple and fast to make and since I have the basic proportions freshly in my head, I thought I’d jot the recipe down here for anyone who need a yummy fall supper…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Roughly chop an onion and place in a three-quart saucepan with a stick of butter.  Peel and roughly chop a head of garlic.  Roughly chop some broccoli (I used a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen broccoli [thawed]…it looked like it was about two cups, but you can put in however much you want).  Saute onion, garlic and broccoli in butter until onion is soft.  Put about one handful of flour in pan and stir well to coat vegetables.  Let roux/vegetables cook for several minutes, stirring often, until you see the butter and flour mixture start to brown (it’s helpful to use a wooden spatula for stirring this so you can scrape the bottom of the pan).  Slowly add 3-4 cups strong chicken broth to roux/vegetables, making sure to stir well as it thickens or else you’ll get flour lumps.  Salt generously.  Grate 1-2 cups cheddar cheese and toss with some flour (this will prevent the cheese from forming globs as you add it to the soup).  Sprinkle the flour-coated cheese into the soup a handful at a time, stirring well in between.  Grate some nutmeg into the soup and let cook for several more minutes before serving.  Enjoy with a good bread!

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2 thoughts on “Broccoli cheddar soup

  1. Mmm, I love broccoli cheese soup with fresh bread!! This put me in the mood for fall and winter soups and warm meals…

  2. This sounds fabulously yummy :-). I need to make this in the next few days. . . if I don’t go into labor first ;-). Looking like a good menu idea for tomorrow!

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