My family loves hot soups during fall and winter. We made this steaming, delicious soup for dinner and it was awesome!
Broccoli Cheese Soup
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups button mushrooms
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken r vegetable broth
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli
3 cups half-and-half
1-2 cups (or more) shredded cheddar cheese
In heavy-bottomed saucepan, sauté’ onions, celery, and mushrooms in butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper, then gradually stir in broth. Add broccoli, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and cheese. Heat on low for 10 minutes, watching carefully that it doesn’t burn. Add more half-and-half as needed for your desired consistency of soup. Serve with extra cheese and some home-made bread.