Cream of Broccoli Soup
I usually end up quadrupling this recipe if I make for my soup loving grand kids. I use fresh broccoli and just microwave it for a few minutes before adding to soup.
I sometimes add shredded cheddar to make a Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup. Adapt to your family.
broccoli, cut into florets and blanched in microwave
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freshly ground black pepper
freshly grated nutmeg
Cook onions in butter. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, nutmeg, milk and chicken broth. Cook until slightly thickened. Add broccoli and heat through.
I take my submersion blender at this point and blend until smooth. Reserve a little broccoli to serve as a garnish on top.
If adding cheese, do so after blending. Heat through being careful not to scorch.