Monday, February 29, 2016

Broccoli Cheese Soup


    3 tbsp butter
    1 onion, chopped
    3 tbsp flour
    2 cups whole milk
    3 cups vegetable broth
    1 1/2 lbs fresh broccoli florets
    1 cup carrots, diced
    1 tsp kosher salt
    1 tsp ground pepper
    1/2 tsp hot sauce
    2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded


    Heat the butter in a large saucepan/dutch oven.
    Add in the onion and saute for about 4 minutes, or until soft.
    Sprinkle flour on to onions and cook 2-3 minutes, or until no more lumps appear.
    Add in the milk and vegetable broth.
    Bring to a rapid boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer about 15 minutes.
    Add in broccoli and carrots.
    Cook 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
    Add salt, pepper, hot sauce, and cheese, and stir until cheese is melted.
    Serve warm!!


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