My dad used to make several versions of this soup, this is one of my favorites.
prep time20 Min
cook time40 Min
Ingredients For rich and creamy broccoli & cheese soup
lowe-sodium chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
How To Make rich and creamy broccoli & cheese soup
Melt butter in lg pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 5 mins. Whisk in flour. Whisk in light cream slowly. Whisk until smooth.
Pour in chicken broth. Add bay leaves and nutmeg. Season w/ salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to med-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 mins.
Add broccoli and carrot. Simmer another 20 mins. Discard bay leaves. Puree soup, in batches in a blender. Return to pot. Add cheese, whisk until cheese is melted.
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