Saturday, September 20, 2008

Souper Saturday!

This is the second recipe in a series I am calling Souper Saturday! This recipe is so yummy and comes from on of my FAVORITE cookbooks -

The Essential Mormon Cookbook by Julie Badger Jensen. Get yours here.

Broccoli Cheese Chowder
2 bunches (about 1 pound) fresh broccoli
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
4 c. milk
1 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. 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 1/2 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.

We love this soup, it is so delicious and comforting. Serve with bread sticks, rolls, or toast. It is very filling and would make a great vegetarian meal!

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