Thursday, November 12, 2009

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Even though we're at the tail end of several days' worth of unseasonably warm weather, it is undoubtedly soup season in our household. We've made a couple of different kinds in the past couple of weeks.

The first one we made was a Broccoli Cheese Soup since we had a bunch of broccoli from the farmers market.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
3 bacon strips
1 pound broccoli
3 cups chicken broth
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion
1/3 cup flour
1/4 pound Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup hot milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
We started by cooking the bacon and then patting dry of grease in paper towels.

We cooked the broccoli in chicken broth.

While the broccoli was cooking, we sauteed the onion and bacon in butter. Then we thickened the mixture with the flour.

After combining the sauteed onion mixture into the broccoli and chicken broth mixture, we added the Velveeta, cut up into smallish chunks to aid in the cooking process. Also add the hot milk and the sour cream.

It was definitely cheesy and the broccoli was cut into some nice big chunks, giving a good texture to the soup. It's fun to see that soup season is here, and it's fun to make these soups from plentiful stock of ingredients.

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