Broccoli and Cheddar Soup from Scratch
 
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Nurture this creamy and cheesy soup and you'll be glad you took the time. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 5 cups of broccoli florets (3 large heads)
  • 1½ cups half and half
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese for garnishing
  • 6 slices of bacon cooked for garnishing
Instructions
  1. In a large pot whisk together the half and half and flour.
  2. Add the chicken stock.
  3. Bring the mixture to a slow boil over medium heat, this can take 15 to 20 minutes. Don't rush it, whisk frequently the entire time.
  4. While this is coming to a boil add the broccoli florets to a microwaveable dish and add ½ cup of water and cook on high for 5 minutes and drain.
  5. Once mixture starts to boil stir continually with a wooden spoon until it just starts to thicken. You'll know when it has thickened enough when it just coats the spoon when removed. Usually 4-5 minutes.
  6. Turn heat to low.
  7. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 minutes stirring slowly.
  8. Add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
  9. Serve hot, garnished with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and bacon.
Recipe by Pocket Change Gourmet at https://pocketchangegourmet.com/broccoli-and-cheddar-soup-from-scratch/