I love soup! A lot! If I could I’d eat it a few times a week. But it can’t be the salty, processed soup from a can… nope, it must be the homemade kind. It bothers me that my husband hates soup though…. I’m not sure why I guess there is something wrong with him. Because it’s perfect for lunch or dinner and warms you no matter what.
I’d been planning on making broccoli soup for about a week or so now and never got around to it because I wanted to make sure that I had time to make some fresh bread to go with it or bread bowls if I was feeling ambitious. I waited until the weekend so I’d have lots of time and planned it so we’d have it after spending the afternoon outside getting family pictures taken (more on that insanity later). It’d warm us all up after playing outside in the cold!
Broccoli soup is pretty easy and isn’t something that has to sit on the stove and simmer all day. All you need is about an hour and a great recipe… one that I am going to share with you right now.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
- a handful or so of shredded carrots or 1 medium carrot diced
- 2 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese
Add the cheese to the soup and stir over medium heat until melted.
What is your favorite soup? What about cheddar broccoli soup… like it, love it, or hate it?