Cheese and Broccoli Soup
3 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces (reserving 1/2 cup for garnish)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup fresh carrots, shredded
1 large onion, diced
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp all purpose flour
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded (reserving 1/2 cup for garnish)
1 1/4 cup Asiago Cheese, freshly grated
Chop broccoli florets into bite-size pieces, reserving 1/2 cup of the florets for later.
Fill a large pot with the chicken broth, and 2 1/2 cups of the broccoli.
Peel and chop onions. Add to the pot. Grate carrots. Add to the pot. Press garlic into the pot. Bring mixture to a steady boil over medium-high heat, stirring every few minutes.
Cook for about 6 or 7 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.
In a separate large pot, add the butter and flour. Whisking constantly over medium heat, create a roux.
Pour roux into the broth-vegetable mixture. Mix well.
Slowly add heavy cream in a stead stream. Reduce heat to low and allow soup to simmer.
Add garlic powder, onion powder, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add both 1 1/4 cups of the cheeses and continue to mix until blended and the cheese has melted.
Place reserved broccoli into the microwave and steam until tender, about 2 minutes.
Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with steamed broccoli and remaining cheddar cheese
Serve with warm bread.
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