Sunday, September 25, 2011

Broccoli & Cheddar Soup


1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 cup carrots (julienned)

1/2 pound fresh broccolli
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

Note: Make sure broccolli and carrots are diced for quicker cooking


Saute chopped onion in butter. Set aside.

Cook 1/4 cup melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half . Add the 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. 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. Add salt and pepper Stir in the nutmeg and serve.

Note: Add water if you think soup is too thick.

Serves 4 people.

Tastes just like the Panera bread version! Enjoy guys!
Pin It Now!

No comments:

Post a Comment