Broccoli-Cheese Soup

I Love Christmas! Always have! Don’t know why? But I do! One of my most favorite things to do the week before Thanksgiving is decorate our apt for Christmas.

Festive! Don’t you think!? And then I Love to watch Christmas movies! I LOVE White Christmas, and The Polar Express, and Love Actually and The Holiday and Elf and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, The Family Stone etc.

I drive Normy crazy with playing Christmas music too!

And I Drive Normy nuts with always wanting to make Pioneer Woman Recipes too! Oh look and here is another one…Oh but I heard no complaints on this one…just the amount of milk and half and half as Normy is lactose intolerant…

recipe

1 whole Onion, Diced
1 stick 1/2 Cup Butter
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1/3 cup Flour
4 cups Whole Milk
2 cups Half-and-half
4 heads Broccoli Cut Into Florets
1 pinch Nutmeg
3 cups Grated Cheese (mild Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Jack, Etc.)
Small Dash Of Salt (more If Needed)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Splash Of Chicken Broth If Needed For Thinning

Melt butter in a pot over medium heat,
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then add the onions.
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Cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes, then sprinkle the flour over the top.
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Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute or so,
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then pour in milk
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and half-and-half.
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Add nutmeg,
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then add broccoli,
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a small dash of salt, and plenty of black pepper.
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Cover and reduce heat to low.
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Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Stir in cheese and allow to melt.
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Taste seasonings and adjust if needed. Then either serve as is, or mash it with a potato masher to break up the broccoli a bit, or transfer to a blender in two batches and puree completely. (If you puree it in a blender, return it to the heat and allow to heat up. Splash in chicken broth if needed for thinning.)

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I served mine with Ham Sandwich’s:
Take 4 slices of bed (for 2 people)
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add May-o
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mustard
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Sliced Cheese
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and ham and you have you a ham sandwich with soup!
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One thought on “Broccoli-Cheese Soup

  1. I want this soup now! It looks delicious! You inspired me (yet again) to put up my decorations for the holidays! Your home looks great! Thank you….yet gain…!!!

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