Grandma's Broccoli & Cheese Soup
2 Tbspolive oil
1 1/2 cthinly sliced yellow onions
1 Tbspsliced garlic
1/4 tspcayenne pepper
5 cchicken stock or canned, low-sodium chicken broth
4 cbroccoli florets
1 1/2 c(6 ounces) shredded medium sharp cheddar cheese
·simple croutons, for garnish (optional)
How to Make Grandma's Broccoli & Cheese Soup
- Heat the olive oil in a 6-quart stockpot over medium heat. When it is hot, add the onions, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper. Saute until the onions are soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once the stock is boiling, add the broccoli and cook until fork-tender, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the soup from the heat and let it cool slightly. Then puree the soup, in batches, in a blender, adding the cheese in three additions while blending. Adjust the seasoning if necessary, garnish with croutons if desired, and serve hot.
- Please use caution when blending hot liquids; blend only small amounts at a time, with the blender tightly covered and a kitchen towel held over the top