Sunday, January 16, 2011

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

And speaking of broccoli.  Oh yeah baby, this is creamy, delicious and down to the bone satisfying.  The recipe is a copy cat recipe from Panera Bread Company.  I can not tell you if it tastes like their soup as I have never had it.  What I can tell you is that it is really delicious and had been a hit at our house.  

I have been very busy with the dog trying to get use to her and making sure she does not chew on things in the house.  I have also been busy doing Kat's Iron Craft challenges.  I have been busily quilting and crafting and in general trying to stay out of the kitchen.

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
1/2 pound fresh broccoli
1 cup carrots, julienned
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar

Saute onion in butter. Set aside. Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half. Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots 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. Pour in batches into blender and puree or use an immersion blender. Return to pot over low heat and add the grated cheese; stir until well blended. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.


Lisa said...

Yum, I just love broccoli cheese soup. This looks so creamy and delicious.

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm....healthy and delicious. I have never tried broccoli soup. Looks like one I should try, Thanks very much for sharing. Hope everything's going on smoothing for you. Have a fun day! MaryMoh at

kat said...

Perfect easy winter meal! These Iron Craft challenges are great for keeping busy aren't they!

Mary said...

I love this soup. IMO it is the quintessenial winter food. Enjoy. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

grace said...

oooooh, panera bread. they can do no wrong. :)

nrpp said...

I'm looking forward to making this.I love your recipes. We have been making your Queso for football games... delicious!!!!