Monday, May 13, 2013

Cream of Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This creamy soup is low in fat and high in brain boosting broccoli!

Tools needed
Cutting board
Measuring cups
Cheese grater (or buy grated cheese)
Blender or immersion blender
Large saucepan, with a lid
Big spoon to stir onions and soup

2 heads broccoli, trimmed and cut into individual "trees"
4 cups water
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 can chicken broth
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup skim milk powder
3 cups shredded cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, sauté onion in butter until soft and lightly browned. Remove from pot and set aside.

Add water and broccoli to pot, put on lid,  and steam broccoli until just tender. Return onions to pot.

Purée with a blender or immersion blender.

Add flour, skim milk powder and chicken broth and continue to purée until soup is smooth and creamy.

Return to low heat and cook for about 5 or 10 more minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, add cheddar and adjust seasoning.

Makes about 6 bowls of soup.