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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

Saute onion in butter and set it aside

In the stock pot, whisk together melted butter and flour.  Continue whisking for 3-5 minutes until the mixture forms a ball (this is called a roux).  Add half and half.

Add the chicken stock and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add broccoli, carrots and onions and cook for 20-25 minutes,

Puree  mixture in blender.  Return to the pot and add nutmeg, and cheese.

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