Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

¼ cup butter

1 medium onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

½ cup all-purpose flour

2 cups whole milk

2 cups half and half

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets

4 cups chicken stock

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups cooked ham, diced (optional)

Instructions

Place butter, onion, and garlic into a large, heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook another five minutes. Whisk in milk, half and half, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir in broccoli florets and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 25-30 minutes, until broccoli has cooked through and is fork-tender. Stir in 1 cup of cheese, reserving remaining cheese for sprinkling on top of each bowl as served and ham, if using.

 

 

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