Saturday, October 29, 2011

Recipes: Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup

Prep and cook time about 30 minutes
Makes four cup and a half servings
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium leek, thin sliced
1 small shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons quick mixing flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups vegetable broth
1 head fresh broccoli florets (3-4 cups)
1 carrot, diced
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
precooked bacon slices
Melt butter in microwave safe casserole dish. Add leek and shallot and microwave on high 1 minute. Stir in flour and microwave 1 minute. Stir in half and half and microwave 1 minute. Add veggie broth, broccoli, and carrot, microwave 10 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted. Cover and microwave 2 minutes. Top with bacon and serve hot.
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My notes:
This recipe originally came with a pasta and more, but I don't see why it couldn't be used with a casserole dish. We eat this with bread to dip in the soup. It's pretty filling. This doesn't really reheat all that great since it becomes watery. You're better off making it fresh more than once and since it really only takes half an hour, you should be good.