Mom's Best Cream of Broccoli Soup
This special Cream of Broccoli Soup will make even broccoli haters love broccoli! This soup is a creamy blend of broccoli and swiss cheese in brothy base that will surely warm your soul on a cold day! #creamofbroccolisoup #vegetarian #sonomnom4u
2 TBSP Butter
96 oz Chicken Broth
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 cups grated American cheese, or Velveeta, cubed
1 onion, chopped
2 (10 oz) boxes frozen chopped broccoli
1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded
2 cups Half & Half
Soup Roux (thickener):
4 TBSP butter
In a large pot, melt 2 TBSP butter. Add onions and cook until they become transparent. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli and continue boiling for an additional 4 minutes. Add garlic powder. Turn heat down to Medium low and add Half & Half and both kinds of cheeses. Stirring constantly, cook until all the cheese is completely melted. DO NOT BRING TO A BOIL AGAIN.
In a small saucepan on the side, melt 4 TBSP butter and add 4 TBSP flour. Brown until it is the color of a copper penny. Remove from heat and add a ladel of soup to the butter/flour mixture.
Mix until completely blended and add this mixture to the soup. Stir it until it is completely blended into the soup.
Serve soup hot. Goes great with Garlic Bread!