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My Favorite Broccoli Cheese Soup

– Tuesday, December 02, 2014 –

It's December!  And it's cold.  And when it's cold, who doesn't like soup? Especially Broccoli Cheese Soup!  This is one of my favorite soup recipes (both delicious and easy on your braces).  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 2 c half and half
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 4 c fresh broccoli
  • 1 c shredded carrots
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

Saute onion in 1 tbsp butter and set aside to add later.  In a large soup pot, whisk flour into 1/2 c butter over heat for a few minutes (fancy people call this a roux). Whisk in half and half and chicken stock.  Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add onions, broccoli, and carrots.  Simmer for another 20 minutes until broccoli and carrots are tender.

Add nutmeg, cheese, and pepper.  

Stir until cheese melts.  Warm soup on a cold day = perfection!

braces friendly broccoli cheese soup

by Dr. Jill K. Mioduski

Dr. Jill grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan, a small town just off Lake Michigan. She has known she wanted to be an orthodontist since fourth grade!

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