I mentioned in a previous post that one of my favorite things to eat during this time of the year is soup. There's something so warm and comforting about a bowl of soup that makes it perfect for chilly weather! I used to be really intimidated by soups due to a disastrous situation involving navy beans and a ham hock (don't ask) so making something so creamy and delicious was huge for me! Broccoli and cheddar is a classic and this easily became a regular in my cold weather cooking! It's also pretty quick and easy to throw together which is a huge plus!
Broccoli and cheddar soup
recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
- 1/4 brown onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 4 tbl unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 cups steamed broccoli florets
First, steam your broccoli and set aside. Grate the cheese and set aside. Dice 1/4 to 1/2 small onion, depending on your preference, and drop it into a saucepan with the chicken broth. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until onions are soft.
In a separate medium saucepan melt your butter and then add the flour, salt and paper. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes.
And enjoy! Make this soup on the next cold day... I promise you will not regret it! XOXO