Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is souper easy and great on top of a baked potato. ;) You can also substitute cauliflower.

Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 1/2 bunches of broccoli
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
4 cups milk
1 cup of shredded cheese (I like colby jack and cheddar) OR 4oz of processed cheese, sliced

1. Wash broccoli and cut into spears. Steam broccoli for 10 minutes or until stems are tender; set aside. 2. Melt butter in large saucepan. Add flour and salt; stir quickly until bubbly. Add milk. Stir mixture with whisk over medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat.
3. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in broccoli. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 4-6

If you like small broccoli pieces, you can chop the steamed broccoli before adding it.
The soup thickens as it cools. When reheating, you can thin it out by adding a little milk.