Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I had a bunch of broccoli that needed to be used up and with the cold weather hitting us this week, soup sounded really good. I found this recipe on All Recipes. It's really simple and makes a lot; we ate it for lunch again today as leftovers and I think it was even better. My 18 month old gobbled it up, an awesome surprise!

1/2 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food, cubed
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup water

In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli, and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Reduce heat, and stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.

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