I love cheesy cream of broccoli soup! I use to get this at a local restaurant that closed years ago and it has taken me 5 tries to conquer this recipe and I finally did it! This soup is so good and the base would be great in a creamy cauliflower soup, creamy asparagus or any other veggie of your choice! This soup got a thumbs up from my family!
What I did first was take my broccoli and place it in a microwave safe bowl and cooked it for about 8 minutes and set aside.
In a large pan I melted my butter, flour and onions together for about a minute or two, and then I slowly added the half and half and whisked until thick and smooth. Once the half and half was mixed with the flour, onion and butter I added my broccoli and the velveeta cheese, after the cheese was completely melted and nice and smooth I added my chicken broth a little at a time until I got it to the consistency I wanted. At first I did not use all the broth but put the rest in later which you will see in a moment.
Cook this about 20 minutes on simmer then add the remaining cheese, stir until melted. I had about 2 ounces of stock left and decided to put it in as it was just a little too thick for my taste. Use your own judgment.