Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cream of Broccoli Soup

I love this soup! And it only takes about 20 minutes to make, especially if the broccoli is already cut up into bite sized pieces.

About 6 cups of water
1 head of broccoli
3-4 chicken bouillon cubes
About 2 cups milk

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
1/2 cup flour

1 cup cheddar cheese OR
1 can cheese whiz

Put the water, broccoli cut into small pieces, and bouillon cubes into a large pot. Boil until broccoli is cooked (about 10 minutes). Pour in the milk, turn heat down to medium and heat until the milk is warm.

In the meantime, melt the butter in a saucepan on medium-medium/high. Add the flour and stir it together. Let simmer while stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes. Stir butter/flour mixture into the broccoli water. Stir until somewhat thick. Add the cheese or cheese whiz. Season to taste.



Dillon and Christie said...

Thanks for posting this--I'm always loving a good soup recipe!

Rachelle said...

Sounds delicious! What size is the cheese whiz? Or do they just come in one size?

Erin said...

I think there is only one size, but if not, it is the one that measures about one cup worth of cheese! Cheese whiz makes the soup a little bit smoother, but I personally like the taste of the cheddar better. My mom prefers the cheese whiz though!