Thick and Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Thick and Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 lb. fresh broccoli

1 C. green onions (chopped and tops and bottoms separated)

2 (10 oz.) cans chicken broth

1 lb. Colby cheese

1-1 1/2 lb. American cheese or cheddar cheese

1 C. half-and-half

2 T. flour

3 T. butter

1 T. fresh ground pepper

1-2 T. cornstarch (to thicken)

1/2 C. water

1 T. oil


Steam Broccoli by either putting in Microwave safe dish with lid and a small amount of water, or on stove in a Covered sauce pan and small amount of water.  Cook just until soft.  Oil skillet 1/8″ in bottom. Heat, then add 3 TBS Butter.  Add 2 T. Flour, chopped Green onion bottoms and ground Pepper. Cook until Yellow in color, just enough so the flour is not raw.  Add 2 Cans of Chicken Broth. Stir quickly, using whisk if you have one.  Add Steamed Broccoli and any pan liquids.  Add Green Onion tops, and Simmer 15-20 minutes on Med heat.  This will slightly reduce liquid and impart flavors.  Reduce heat.  Add Colby and American Cheeses.  Cook on low 1 minute.  Add 1 C. Half and Half slowly, so it will not clump.  Here you must watch temperature, so keep it on low.  Cook 10 minutes.  Add Cornstarch to water and stir.  Pour in 1/2 of cornstarch Mixture and stir.  Then pour in 2nd half of Mixture and stir.  Turn heat off and stir until thick.







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