Progresso broths are 100% natural and use high quality ingredients to achieve a great homemade taste. They are fat free, gluten free, contain no preservatives, no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Progresso broth is available in chicken and reduced sodium chicken and beef flavors. Chicken broth is an essential pantry staple for me.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pepper to taste
2 c. milk (I used whole milk because I had it, she used 1 %)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (the sharper the better for flavor – I only had medium cheddar on hand, but a sharp cheese would have been fabulous)
1/2 c. shredded swiss cheese
steamed chopped broccoli (the amount of broccoli really boils down to preference My Kitchen Cafe steamed approximately 2 1/2 to 3 cups of broccoli florets I used a Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers chopped broccoli for
1 1/2 recipes, if you use this drain the broccoli before adding it to the soup)
- Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft.
- Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soup starts to thicken.
- Next add chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and steamed broccoli. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 4 servings