Brocolli Cheese Soup

Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings: 6 cups
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Amount Ingredient
5 tbsp butter
1 med sweet yellow onion
1 clove garlic
.25 cup flour
2 cups vegetable/chicken stock
2 cups half and half
3-4 cups brocolli florets
2 large carrots
.75 tsp salt
.75 tsp black pepper
.75 tsp paprika
.5 tsp mustard
to taste cayenne pepper
8 oz grated sharp cheddar

In small sauce pan

  1. Add 1 tablespoon butter and diced onion, sautee until onion is translucent (4 minutes).
  2. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat

In heavy bottom pot

  1. Add 4 tablespoons butter and flour cook for 3-5 minutes whisking until thickened.
  2. Slowly add soup stock, whisking continuously.
  3. Slowly add half and half, whisking continuously.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing to thicken some. Whisk intermittently.
  5. Add chopped broccoli, carrots, and sauteed onions/garlic.
  6. Add spices (salt,pepper,paprika, etc.), stir
  7. Simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
  8. Add cheese, stiring until fully melted.