Saturday, October 11, 2008

Broccoli Cheese Chowder:

Your family will love this rich and smooth broccoli cheese chowder. Try serving with bread or in bread bowls. It's also delicious with asiago bagels.

2 bunches (about 1 pound) fresh broccoli
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 flour
4 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Cook broccoli just until tender. Do not overcook. Drain and cut into small pieces; set aside. Saute chopped onion in the 1/4 cup butter until tender; set aside. In a large saucepan or soup pot prepare a white sauce: melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, then stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and salt. Stir constantly until mixture reaches a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Add broccoli and onion. Stir in cheese. Cook briefly over medium heat. Avoid bringing to a boil. Serve immediately or keep warm over low heat. Makes 6-8 servings.


Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...

Mmmm....sounds good!

Lacie said...

I totally want to make this! Melissa you need to invite Chelsi to be a contributor because she also has good fall soups.

Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...

Alrighty..will do:)