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!
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!