Sunday, January 1, 2017

Soup Special of the Day!.....Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This week's Soup Special of the Day is a Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Serve topped with cheese and a side of your favorite baked bread. Soup is on!

1 tablespoon Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 Onion, chopped
1/4 cup melted Blue Bonnet light Butter
1/4 cup Flour
2 cups 2% Milk
2 cups Swanson Low sodium Chicken Stock
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped Broccoli Florets
1 cup matchstick-cut Carrots
1 stalk Celery, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Gound Roasted Cumin
2 1/2 cups Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

1 - Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
2 - Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until flour loses it's granular texture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes.
3 - Gradually pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook until flour taste is gone and mixture is thickened, about 20 minutes. Add broccoli, carrots, sauteed onion, celery, nutmeg, and roasted cumin; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
4 - Stir Cheddar cheese into vegetable mixture until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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