How Do You Make Broccoli Cheddar Soup?
Broccoli cheddar soup is an excellent lunch or light dinner solution that combines the healthfulness of broccoli with the richness of a creamy cheese base. Keep the calorie count low by serving the soup with a small salad or grilled meat. To prepare a more substantial meal, use the soup as an appetizer and follow with broiled poultry or fish, and a crusty French bread. The following recipe, which serves four, takes only about 30 minutes to prepare. After the ingredients are combined, you can let it simmer or save it, and reheat when ready to eat. Break any tough stems from the broccoli crowns and discard the stems. Set aside two small florets to serve as a garnish for the finished dish. Melt the butter in a large, heavy casserole dish or skillet and cook the onion until it is soft, but not browned. If you want the soup to have a bit of a stronger flavor, you can add two leeks at this point. They should be cleaned and chopped (white parts only). Add the broccoli and the potato–you can