It started off cloudy this morning and cooler, so I decided to make some soup. This Broccoli~Cheddar Soup is quick to make and the beautiful green color should remind us to care for this Earth for our generation and those to come.
Broccoli~ Cheddar Soup
12 oz. Broccoli florets
1 small yellow onion or 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
2-3 T olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
4 cups of vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
2 cans of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup cheddar cheese
Lower heat to med/low and place the cover over the sauce pan. Cook until the tip of a knife easily pierces the broccoli.
immersion blender, use it to puree the broccoli mixture. If you don't, puree portions in a blender or Cuisinart and return to the sauce pan.
Add the two cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup and whisk to combine. Cook 5-7 minutes on medium heat, then, lower heat to a simmer and add the cheddar cheese and the green parts of the scallion. Ladle soup into a bowl and add homemade croutons, if desired.