Monday, January 9, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. flour
2 c. half and half
2 c. chicken stock
1/2 lb. fresh broccoli, chopped
1 c. carrots, chopped
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half and half. Add the chicken stock, then simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots, and onion. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add cheese. Stir until melted. Stir in nutmeg.

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