Sunday, December 9, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

My friend, Lori, made this for us up at our Girls Weekend in Winter Park.  We all take turns making meals, and this was simply delicious.  I made it tonight for the family, and it was just as delicious as I remembered it!  Thanks Lori!

servings: 9    
prep time: 15 min.    
ready in: 45 min.

9 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup + 4 Tbsp. flour
4 1/2 cups chicken broth
4 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
3 cups fresh broccoli
3/4 lb. Velveeta, cut into small cubes
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1.  Cook/Steam broccoli until it is tender, but not mushy. At this point, you can use a food chopper to make into very small bits of broccoli, or leave as larger florets.  Set aside.

2.  Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat, and mix in the flour.  Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.

3.  Mix in the broth and milk.  Add the salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, for about 10 minutes.

4.  Slowly, mix in the Velveeta and cheddar until melted.

5.  Add in the broccoli and continue cooking for about 5 minutes. 

**Serve with your favorite rolls or fresh home made bread!  Yum!

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