Broccoli-Cheddar Soup


Who Dave Snope
Why 2008 DOGS Solstice Party
When December 20, 2008
Category Soup

Ingredients Steps
1 bunch broccoli
½ c. vegetable (or chicken) broth
½ c. milk
1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp. broth
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
¾ c. (2 oz.) grated cheddar cheese, lightly packed
1 tbsp. sherry
½ tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
a few shakes paprika
additional broth, optional
  1. Separate the broccoli into flowerets and stalks.
  2. Peel the stalks with a knife or vegetable peeler.
  3. Dice the stalks, chop the flowerets.
  4. Bring a 2 ½-quart saucepan ¾ full of water to a boil.
  5. Immerse broccoli, and boil, uncovered, until tender but crisp, about 8 minutes.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. Meanwhile, heat the broth with the milk until bubbles appear at the edge of the pan.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the dissolved cornstarch.
  9. Return to low heat and cook, whisking, about 1 minute.
  10. Whisk in the butter, cheese, sherry, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and paprika.
  11. Cook over low heat until well blended, about 2 minutes.
  12. Combine broccoli with cheese mixture in a food processor or in batches in a blender.
  13. Taste for seasoning; overseason if serving chilled.
  14. Thin with additional chicken broth if soup is too thick.


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