Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes to make. The soup is delicious and creamy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients: 1 whole onion, diced

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1/3 cup flour

4 cups whole milk

2 cups Half-and-Half

1 bag frozen broccoli florets

1 pinch nutmeg

cups grated cheese (mild Cheddar, sharp Cheddar, Jack, etc.)

Small dash of salt (more if needed)

Ground black pepper

Chicken broth for thinning (if needed)

Preparation: In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat, then add onions. Cook the onions for about 3-4 minutes, then sprinkle the flour over top.

Stir to combine and cook for about 1 minute, then pour milk and half-and-half in. Add nutmeg, then add broccoli, a small dash of salt, and plenty of pepper.

Cover and reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Stir in cheese and allow to melt.

Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. If you like the soup chunky leave as is, or if you could puree it completely for a smoother soup. You can always use some chicken broth to thin it out if it is too thick.

Serve with some fresh bread and enjoy!  IMG_4108


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