Sunday, March 21, 2010

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

So, we Arizonans are living up the last days of soup weather (because, you know, it's only in the low 80's). Nate isn't a soup fan, but he loved this one. I'm sure a big part of this recipe is because it's a tried and true one from my lovely friend, Kate, but I think homemade chicken stock played a big part in its success.

Kate Holbrook

1/2 lb fresh broccoli
3 Tbs butter
1/4 c onion (1/2 small)
3 Tbs flour
1 (14-oz) can chicken broth (or vegetable broth, Swansons either way)
2 c milk or half and half
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c cheddar cheese, grated

Cook broccoli in microwave. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan and sauté onion until just translucent. Add flour and stir for 2-3 minutes.

Slowly add broth. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add salt and broccoli. Remove from heat, add nutmeg, garnish with cheese.

1 comment:

k said...

Nom nom nom, I am SO making this tomorrow!