Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lunch is Ready! Broccoli Soup

When we have Broccoli with Cheese Sauce leftover (see recipe for cheese sauce under the Tilapia posting), I always make soup.  It's so fast that you can make it in about the same time it would take to heat up a can of Campbell's!

Chop up a little onion (and maybe some shallot or a clove of garlic).

Cook in a pat of butter until softened and just starting to brown.  Add salt and pepper and 1/4 tsp dried thyme (a sprig of fresh chopped up if you have it).

Add your leftover broccoli and  cheese sauce  and  enough chicken broth to almost cover.

 Stir and bring to a boil.  Then take off the heat, using an immersion blender, blend til soup is thicker but still a little chunky.  Then put back on heat to make sure it's warm through. If it seems a little thin or you would like it a bit richer, add a couple of tablespoons of cream.  I didn't bother today because I had a lot of cheese sauce left. Serve with some shredded cheese on top.

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