Broccoli Cheese Soup


Broccoli Cheese Soup

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March 29, 2017

Broccoli Cheese Soup


1 tablespoon butter, melted

3 pearl onions onion, chopped

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups half-and-half

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 head fresh broccoli

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

8 ounces grated sharp cheddar


1Saute onion in butter. Set aside.

2 Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux). Add the stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

3 Add the broccoli and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. The soup should be thickened by now.

4 Pour in batches into blender and puree. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.