on a soup kick. buon appetito.
cream of broccoli & cheese soup
1 lb broccoli, cut into small bite-size pieces
1 1/2 c chicken broth
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
2 c skim milk
2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1. bring broccoli and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
2. puree half of the broccoli and chicken broth in a food processor.
3. heat butter in a stockpot. add flour and cook for 1 minute making a "rue". add milk slowly stirring constantly. simmer on low heat for 5 minutes or until milk thickens.
4. add cooked broccoli, broccoli puree, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. heat until cheese melts. be sure not to boil.