Broccoli Cheese Soup
Big thank you to: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 TB butter
black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, preferably sharp or extra sharp
1/2 cup shredded Swiss or freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups broccoli florets [fresh or frozen. I just use a bag of the frozen florets]
Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 10 minutes in a covered medium saucepan. Add broccoli, cover and simmer another 10 minutes.
While onion is simmering, stir together: milk, butter, salt and pepper in a 4 cup glass measuring cup [or other medium sized microwave safe bowl] heat in microwave for 3 minutes.
Whisk in flour.
Add cheeses and return to microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir well to combine.
Remove broccoli from broth and place in nearby bowl so you can combine broth and cheese sauce together in the pot containing the broth.
Once combined add back in broccoli, stir together and heat 1 or 2 additional minutes. Serve.
*Also really good with 1.5 cups of shredded chicken added.*