Broccoli & Cheese Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

A great soup, one of the deli classics.

Top Review by TiaGem

Woweee!!!! This was SO, SO, SO good!!!! I have been wanting a good recipe for this soup and my search is over! Sue, I never heard of steaming the broccoli first but it sure did preserve the BRIGHT green of the broccoli and made it look so much more appetizing than the gray-green color it fades to after extended cooking. I followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of about 1/4 c. of diced ham that I needed to use up. Next time I will double the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute onion and celery in butter in saucepan over medium heat until tender.
  2. Add flour, and salt and pepper, cooking and stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  3. Add broth and milk (all at once), stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
  4. Add cooked broccoli (I like to steam mine then cool in cold water to preserve color), stirring until all is heated through.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted and smooth (place back on heat briefly if necessary).

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