Broccoli Cheese Soup!

photo 4So, we’ve had a busy day, kids to practice, kids to Six Flags, kids to practice … I’m tired. I did the shopping yesterday with not a real clear idea of what we were going to eat all week, but I did buy lots of stuff to make stuff, if that makes sense. All of that coupled with what we had in the fridge/freezer added up to dinner.

Which is good, because I sort of had to think on the fly.

BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP

1 onion, diced small
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
2 crowns of broccoli, chopped small
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 box (32 oz) chicken or vegetable stock or broth
1 cup of heavy cream
3 cups of shredded cheese (medium cheddar, colby-jack)
smidge of nutmeg
salt
pepper

Cook onions in butter until soft, add in carrots and broccoli, cook another 5-7 minutes until broccoli has softened just a little. Dump in flour and stir with wooden spoon until all the vegetables are coated and the flour has a chance to cook (about a minute). Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer about 5-7 minutes until thick.

Off the heat, stir in the heavy cream, grate in the nutmeg (or just a pinch if yours is already grated), and taste for seasoning adding salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and thick and unctuously yummy.

I am serving my soup with cheese toast and grilled kielbasa on the side.

(Lucy’s just eating the soup and toast.)

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About krob3

Wife, mom, swim taxi, singer, writer. This is what I do.
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2 Responses to Broccoli Cheese Soup!

  1. Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Cream of broccoli soup is one of my favorites, but I’ve never succeeded in making it at home. I’m going to try your recipe. 🙂

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