Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cheddar Broccoli Soup

1 can chicken broth
1 onion, diced thin (use whatever size you like, depending on how much of the onion flavor you want)
1/3 cup flour
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups skim milk (or whatever milk you like)
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
3-4 cups steamed broccoli (use fresh, you won't regret it!!!)

In a small saucepan, simmer the onions and chicken broth, until the onions are soft, which will take about 20 minutes.
Heat the milk in the microwave for a few minutes.
In a stock pot, melt the butter.  Once it's melted, add the flour and pepper.  Stir until combined.
Whisk in the warm milk.  Heat on medium high heat until thick, stirring the whole time.
Add in the chicken broth and onions, and stir to combine.
Add the cheese and broccoli, and stir again to combine.
Enjoy it!  Serve with french bread, or in bread bowls.

My review: I used skim milk and reduced fat cheeses in this, and could tell absolutely no difference. There's a ton of broccoli in this soup, but that's what made it good.  This and some french bread is all you need for a meal!  This soup was just what I needed on the coldest day of the year so far.  Yum!