Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This is a perfect Halloween dinner. Plenty of warmth, vegetables, and cheese to cover up said vegetables. This is one of our kids' favorites, especially when we serve it in hard rolls, they make the perfect size bread bowls for little ones! I simply use broccoli and carrots, but you could also add cauliflower. I cook the vegetables before hand, because they get nice and soft and make the cooking go way fast. It's also awesome with potatoes and ham. 

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

6 cups water
4 bouillon cubes (or equivalent Better than Bouillon)
1/8 cup minced onion (optional)
1 Head of Broccoli, steamed
4 Carrots, steamed (or just use a bag or two of California blend instead of fresh vegetables)
1/3 cup margarine or butter
3/4 cup flour
7 1/2 ounces Cheese Whiz (or 1 cup grated cheddar cheese)
Garlic Salt, to taste

Heat bouillon and onion in the water until just steaming. Add broccoli, and carrots, being careful not to boil. When your vegetables are nice and soft make a roux using by melting the butter and mixing in the flour. To the butter mixture add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of liquid from the soup and stir until combined. Stir the roux back into the hot soup and allow to thicken. Mix in the cheese and shake on some garlic salt if desired.

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