Monday, April 29, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup is so easy and you can make for those nights you forgot to plan for dinner.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

16 ounces chopped broccoli (frozen is just fine and no need to defrost)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 garlic clove minced
4 cups chicken broth
1 carrot diced
2 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 cups half & half or milk
2 cups shredded cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2-4 tablespoons flour

Combine chicken broth, butter, broccoli, garlic and onions in a stock pot; cook over medium heat until onion is tender. Add 2 cups half & half, shredded cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Use a submersion blender to blend the soup smooth if you would like.
In separate bowl, mix flour and 1/2 cup of half & half together. Add to soup and stir. Heat until desired thickness.

Garnish with croutons and shredded cheese.