Friday, January 25, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I met my wonderful and handsome husband at Jason's Deli, he was my boss...  This recipe reminds me of the broccoli cheese soup I would eat there.  I LOVE it! 

3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
6 tablespoons margarine
1 onion, chopped (I use onion powder and garlic I don't meaure I just add it till I smell it)                                  
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 pounds processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta), ( I use a can of cheese soup, much easier and quicker)
1 pinch ground pepper
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, simmer the broccoli in the broth for 15 minutes.
  2.  In a separate skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine, add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or to desired tenderness.
  3. Add the flour to the onions and stir well, forming a pasty substance.
  4. Gradually add the milk and stir until thick.
  5. Add this mixture to the broccoli mixture in the pot and stir well.
  6. Then add the cheese, stirring until melted.
  7. Finally, add the pepper. (Note: Be careful not to let the soup boil, or the cheese will break down.)

I top it with shredded cheese before serving.  Yummy!!!

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