Broccoli/Mushroom Chowder

TERRI OPGENORTH

By
@Terrio13

I found this orphaned recipe and made it tonight. I made some changes and claimed it as my own!
I made quite a few changes to the original recipe and the family raved!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2 lb
broccoli, fresh
8 oz
mushrooms
1 c
butter
1 c
flour
4 c
chicken broth
4 c
half and half
1 tsp
salt, optional
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
tarragon, crushed
a few pinch
garlic
1-2 c
cooked chicken (opt)
crumbled bacon (opt)
shredded cheese (opt)
1 small
onion--chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean and cut broccoli into 1/2 inch pieces.
2
Steam in 1/2 cup water until tender/crisp (can also microwave them for 3 to 4 minutes) do not drain; Set aside.
3
Clean and slice mushrooms.
4
In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter; saute onions and mushrooms for a minute or two; add flour to make a roux.
5
Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 4 minutes; do not let brown.
6
Stir in chicken broth; bring just to a boil.
7
Turn heat to low; add broccoli, chicken, half-and-half and seasonings. You can use an immersion blender at this point to incorporate ingredients a bit.
8
Heat through but do not boil. Test for seasonings. Garnish with crumbled bacon and cheese if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders, Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy