Cheesy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It’s soup time again! As the weather turns cold this broccoli cheddar soup recipe is a classic. There’s nothing new about this recipe, except we’ve made it extra cheesy! bowl-broccoli-cheddar-soup

1 head of Broccoli chopped into small florets
1 diced medium onion
3 minced garlic cloves
2 to 4 Tbs butter
salt and black pepper
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1/2 cup flour
3 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

In a large pot, melt your butter on medium heat and add your diced onion.  Add a couple pinches of salt and saute until the onions are tender and beginning to brown – about 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in your garlic and add plenty of black pepper.  Let this cook for about a minute and stir in the broccoli.  Let this cook for another minute.

Add your broth and allow  to come to a slow boil. Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the broccoli starts to tender.

Mix in your flour into the milk, making sure no clumps remain. Slowly stir this into the soup. Reduce heat continuously stir until the soup thickens – around 3 to 5 minutes.

Reduce your heat again to low and stir in the cheese by the handful until all your cheese has melted. Add salt and pepper as necessary and you’re done.