Broccoli Cheddar Soup
a warm your belly and soul kinda of soup
- 1 medium onion diced
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 head broccoli
- 2 carrots peeled and julienned
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 8 ounces good extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Melt butter and add the diced onion sautéing till onions soften. Add the flour and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. While whisking constantly add the milk then add the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until it thickens. Add the broccoli and carrots and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste. You can puree this if you want or leave chunky (I left mine chunky) return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg and enjoy.