Broccoli and cheddar soup
6 Tbsp butter, cut into 1 Tbsp pieces
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 1/4 cups low-fat milk, then more to thin if desired
1 (14.5 oz) can low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups (packed) finely chopped fresh broccoli florets*
10 oz (2 1/2 cups) sharp cheddar cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for serving**
1 oz (1/3 cup) finely shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Melt butter in pot over medium-high heat. Add in onions and cook, stirring frequently until nearly soft, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Add in garlic and flour, and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
While whisking, slowly pour in milk then chicken broth. Stir in broccoli.
Cook stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Then reduce heat to low and allow to cook, stirring very frequently, until broccoli is tender, about 6 - 8 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in heavy cream then stir in cheddar and parmesan cheese, mixing until melted.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with more cheddar if desired
Credit: *from Pinterest*