Thursday, June 21, 2007

Broccoli Chedder Soup

2 heads broccoli (stems and crowns)
1/3 lb sharp Cheddar cheese
5 small white potatoes
32oz chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 c heavy cream (or milk)
3 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 Tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion and garlic in small pieces and saute in the oil until clear. Add the chicken broth and the potatoes (chopped but skin on if you like) and bring to a boil with a lid on. Once the potatoes start to get tender, add in the broccoli and boil until soft. This will make the veggies nearly to the top of the liquid. You don't want more liquid although it may seem you do. But if you put more water in it, it isn't as creamy. Cut the cheddar up into tiny chunks leaving a bit back for garnish. Add that to the soup along with the cream. When it gets close to boiling again, blend with a heat sturdy stick blender until smooth, season with salt and pepper to your liking, and serve.

3 comments:

Katie said...

Val...I am drooling right now that looks so good, I am totally making this over the next few days!! Can I come to your house for dinner??
:)

Brie said...

This looks so comforting! Delish=)

Christi said...

Man, that looks GOOD!!