Friday, January 28, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Well we are starting to get settled into our "rental", I say it like that cause it doesn't feel like home yet. :) But it is close! Since the kitchen isn't a huge mess any more and I gave it a much need scrub down I decided it was time to make some dinner. Since we've both been sick I decided a good soup was needed. In the cookbook I made (Did I ever tell you I made a cookbook? It's just a collaboration of family, friends and food blog recipes that I have collected.) I found this easy recipe for broccoli cheese soup! It was delicious!! A must try! I found it on the Real Mom Kitchen website.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
Pepper to taste
2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better for the flavor - I just used medium cause I had it.)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 1/2 to 3 cups broccoli, chopped

Steamed chopped broccoli. Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15 to 20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soups starts to thicken. Next add chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and steamed broccoli. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 4 servings.

I used just all cheddar cause that is what I had, and I would either cook the onion broth mixture a little longer or saute the onions a bit mine weren't as soft as I would have wanted them. Still delicious though!!


Brandon and Krystyn said...

I love broccoli cheese soup. Is this the recipe your mom used at Christmas time. It was delicious. Glad to hear you guys are getting settled in. Love Aunt Julie

Hollie said...

This isn't the one my mom used, she has a recipe she has used for a long time that is really good!