Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Erika's Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup*

1/2 onion, finely diced
1 lb frozen broccoli {Steamed}
1 stick butter
2/3 cup flour
1 jar cheese whiz
1 c. cheddar cheese shredded
2 cups cream
milk, to desired consistency about 3-4 cups
Salt & Pepper to taste
Garlic Powder to taste

1.Steam the broccoli in saucepan with water. Once steamed to your liking, add about 1/2 of the broccoli and a little bit of water to a blender, and blend on high making a puree.
2.Chop onion into small pieces and saute with butter.
3. Once the onions are sauteed, add the flour to the butter and onion mixture. Stir to form a paste (making a roux).
4. Quickly add milk and stir until thickened.
5. Add cream
6. Add the pureed broccoli and the rest of the steamed broccoli.
7. Add cheese whiz and cheddar cheese stirring constantly until melted.
8. Add salt, pepper, and a little garlic salt to taste.
9. Add more milk or water to the desired consistency to your liking.

My son LOVES a good creamy broccoli cheese soup. I've altered some of my favorite recipes to find the perfect thick and creamy broccoli cheese soup. Enjoy!

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