Saturday, December 13, 2008

Awesome Broccoli Cheese 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 chicken stock or bouillon
1/2 pound fresh broccoli
1 cup carrots, julienned
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar

Saute onion in butter until almost caramelized. Set aside. Make a roux with the melted butter and the flour. Stir constantly for 5 minutes then slowly add the half-and-half . Add the chicken 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 25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Blend the soup using a hand blender. If you don't have a hand blender then use a regular blender and blend in small batches. Be careful if you use a regular blender!!! Put the blended soup back in the pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.


suzanne said...

Thanks Roseann, I'm always looking for new soup recipes. I can't wait to try it.


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