Broccoli Cheese Chowder Soup
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- Chop broccoli florets and stalk into bite size pieces. Cook broccoli just until tender. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside. Sautee chopped onion in the 1/4 cup butter until tender; set aside. In a large saucepan or soup pot prepare a white sauce; melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, then stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and salt. Stir constantly until mixture reaches a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Add broccoli and onion. Stir in cheese. Cook briefly over medium heat. Avoid bringing to a boil. Stir in pepper and nutmeg. Serve immediately or keep warm over low heat.
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We liked this very much. It was easy to make & put together. I put in extra broccoli & onion because that's what we like. The flavor of the sauce was really good. It was smooth & creamy & had just the right cheese flavor. Mine did not over thicken. I had trouble getting it hot enough on medium heat so once in a while I turned the heat up to med high for about 1 or 2 minutes then I would turn it back to medium. I did not have a lot of problems with burning on the bottom of the pan. Grandma M
This was a hearty chowder-like soup. My family quite enjoyed it. My thickened up almost too much (more like broccoli casserole)so I added another cup of chicken broth and it still had a thick, smooth chowder texture. We will add this to our growing list of broccoli soup, since all 4 of my children will eat it!