In your soup pot, saute onion and garlic in the 2 T butter. Remove the veggies and set aside.
In the same pot, melt the 1/2 c butter, then add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat for 5 minutes. (In other words, make a roux).
Stirring or whisking constantly, slowly add the half & half.
Add the chicken broth and mix well.
Bring it all to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
At this point, you can puree the soup, or mash it a bit with a handheld potato masher, or leave it as-is.
Return to heat and add cheese till melted.
Serve, and let people add Tabasco if they like.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1632g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 1188 (77%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 132g||176 %|
|Saturated Fat 81.8g||409 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 37.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.8g|
|Cholesterol 411.1mg||126 %|
|Sodium 3350.6mg||116 %|
|Potassium 1616.6mg||43 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 52.3g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.5g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 49.8g|
|Protein 45.6g||65 %|
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Calories per serving: 1550
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WhaleGodTasted very bland and I followed the instructions and ingredients. 5/108m ago
feliciadwyerI make this all the time now; our friends & family LOVE it. I use: 1) finely chopped leeks instead of onions, both for taste and colour - about 2x more than what onion is called for; only the very tops of the broccoli, so I start with 2x the broccoli called for; 1.5x the cheese called for. It's just incredibly good. I make a double batch, some for us, the neighbours, and the freezer.9m ago
BIG_P_85Spiced it up a Lil but definitely will make again.1y ago
NnardiExcellent soup. I did use fat free half & half however and it was just fine. Entire pot gone in one night!!!2y ago
Mara99Awesome recipe. I used a potato masher instead of a blender, it came out great. I just had to add a little more liquid at the end.2y ago
Masterharper2My husband begs for this one, and he can be very picky. I use a food processor to get it a little chunky but not too much. I puréed in a blender the first time & didn't care for the texture.3y ago
katieewingrayBest Broccoli Cheese Soup ever! Very creamy, and great flavor. I puréed using an immersion blender before adding the cheddar, and I skipped the cayenne because I liked the flavor without it. I will definitely make this again!4y ago
Chefmikey1950Easy to prepare, the carrots add depth of flavor. I used an immersion blender and partly puréed the soup. Served with garlic bread. A winner. Thanksnfornposting!4y ago
kiwibug129This was delicious! I made this for my boyfriend and toddler. They both loved it! I thought it was really good as well.5y ago