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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author As For Me and My Homestead

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, divided
  • 3 Carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. Broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cans Chicken broth (14.5 oz each)
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 C. Flour
  • 2 1/2 C. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 1/2 C. Half & Half
  • 1/4 C. Sour Cream

Instructions

  1. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large pot.  Saute carrots, onion and broccoli in the butter about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add broth and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover, simmering for 10  minutes.

  2. While vegetables simmer: In a medium pan, melt remaining 3 Tbsp. of butter.  Add flour.  Cook and stir 3-5 minutes, until bubbly.

  3. Add roux to vegetables, and bring back to a boil.  Cook and stir 2 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat to low.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese is melted and soup is hot.