Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup

I love it when we have family members or visitors coming over to stay for few days. I know that many of you would think that I must be out of my mind especially that nowadays we have enough to do on our plate. For me, it is a great way to see each other and a great excuse to spend more time in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies, cupcakes or making a nice lunch.
This week I have decided to make lunch and a dessert on a daily basis for my relatives, who am very much enjoy having over. We had a lot of catching up to do, so why on an empty stomach!!! Yet  another excuse for me to celebrate food!
So I have been really busy cooking these days, however I hate that fact that am so lazy I still didn’t buy a new camera. Photos am taking with my mobile are very dull and don’t do any of these great dishes any right. My only hope is that you will try them and see for yourself.
This soup, am sharing with you today is very hearty and has nutrition..am trying to convince myself that if I eat a cheesy cream broccoli soup that am still getting all the great nutritious goodies from the broccoli disregarding the calories from the soup…oh well…you have to balance it out.
This recipe comes from another blog which I love so much.
Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup
Adabpted from: Mel Kitchen's Cafe
Ingredient:

1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, preferably sharp or extra sharp
1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 1/2 to 3 cups chopped, lightly steamed or blanched broccoli


Directions:

In a pot, melt butter and add onion; saute for 3 minutes to 5 till tender. Add flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes then add warm milk. Stir and heat together on medium heat until soup starts to thicken, about 5-8 minutes. Add warmed chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and stir until completely melted. Stir in steamed broccoli. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve immediately in bowls or bread bowls.




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