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Super Simple Broccoli Cheese Soup

Super Simple Broccoli Cheese Soup
Super Simple Broccoli Cheese Soup

Super Simple Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 yellow onion, finely diced

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

4 cups chicken broth

2 cups half-and-half

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 (20- to 22-ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper

Preparation

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Servings: 6

In a heavy-bottomed stock pot or Dutch oven, melt butter, then cook onions over medium-low heat until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and stir well. Cook about 3 minutes.

Gradually add the broth and stir to combine after each addition. Add half-and-half, salt and garlic powder. Stir well. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring very frequently, being cautious not to scorch.

Add the thawed broccoli and stir well. Cook over medium-low until the broccoli is tender. If you prefer a smoother soup, use an immersion blender to puree some of the soup to a smoother consistency.

Add the cheese and stir until it has melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.