from Kitchen Simplicity
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small onion (or half large), diced
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 head of broccoli, chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- salt to taste
- Melt butter in saucepan and cook onion until soft. Add garlic and pepper. Stir in broccoli flowerets and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until broccoli is tender (approx. 10 min).
- Whisk flour and milk together. Stir into soup slowly, making sure the flour does not clump. Continue stirring frequently until thick. Stir in cheese until melted. Salt to taste.
Makes approx: 6 servings
~ If you prefer a heartier soup you can add some diced chicken breast.
~ If you prefer your soups to be smooth then let it cool a bit after step 1 and put the soup, in batches, in a blender and process until smooth. Then pour back into pan, and continue by adding the milk mixture.
~ I have not been able to find chicken broth here yet, so I just add 4 cups of water and 2 bouillon cubes. You can add more bouillon cubes if you prefer a stronger taste.