Hey there! Rina again from ITHEECOOK.com. It has been so bone chilling cold here in NY I have been making a lot of soup. We have not got any snow yet (thank goodness) but it’s been pretty frosty. Today I share this Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup with you all. Soup always is the perfect meal for a cold day. What is it about broccoli and cheese that just go so well together? I just love the flavor combination. Whether it be broccoli in cheese sauce, broccoli and cheese poppers or just this soup I love all the ways they go together. If it’s cold near you or you just love soup give this soup a whirl!
Creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ medium chopped onion
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup fresh broccoli
- 1 cup carrot grated
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter and set aside. In a large pot whisk together the melted butter and flour over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve. With a stick blender puree until smooth. Serve with a sprinkle of additional cheese.