Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 can chicken broth

1 small onion diced

1/3 cup flour

4 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt

2 cups milk--heat in microwave for 3 minutes

6 ounces shredded cheese--part extra sharp cheddar, part Mexican blend

4 cups lightly steamed broccoli

1 cup lightly steamed cauliflower

Simmer diced onion in chicken broth in a covered saucepan for 15-20 minutes.

In a stock pot melt butter, add flour and seasonings. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.

Add warmed milk and whisk till soup thickens.

Add warm broth with onion, stir.

Add cheese, stir till melted.

Add steamed veggies.

Season if needed.

I just cooked my broccoli and cauliflower in the microwave for about 4 minutes. The recipe called for all broccoli, I didn't have enough so I added cauliflower. I think lightly steamed carrots would also be an excellent addition. Steamed diced Yukon Gold potatoes would be delicious. Use a variety of cheese, sharp has great flavor and Jack or Mexican blend cheese melts wonderfully. I think this is a great basic recipe that could have many variations.