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Savory Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A savory broccoli herb cream soup with carrots and onions, simmered until tender, then finished with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese. It will be ready when you are!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion one small
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups hot water plus the chicken bouillon cube equivalent
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de provence
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli flowerets
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large saute or fry pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until tender while stirring.
  • Add the flour, and whisk until smooth.
  • Then gradually add the chicken stock, whisking constantly until smooth.
  • Continuing to whisk, add the half and half until fully incorporated.
  • Add the herbs and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Place the broccoli and carrot into the bottom of a crock pot.
  • Carefully pour the hot cream mixture over the vegetables.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on low.
  • When vegetables are tender, add the cheese and stir until blended.
  • Set on warm until ready to serve.

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled for larger or more servings.
Keyword broccoli cheddar soup, creamy chicken soup, Stews