Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I don't cook with Cheez Whiz very often for obvious reasons, but every now and then it has its place. This is an easy, quick way to make soup that can be made vegetarian using vegetable stock in place of chicken stock and leaving out the shredded chicken.

3 C water
4 C chicken broth
2 onions, finely chopped
1 C shredded carrots
1 chicken breast, shredded
2 C frozen broccoli
1/4 C butter
1/2 C flour
2 C milk
1 C Cheez Whiz
1 C cheddar cheese, cubed

Boil vegetables in water and broth for 30 minutes. Boil the chicken and then cook slightly before shredding; set aside.

In another pot, make a roux; melting the butter, stirring in the flour, then adding the milk. Cook, stirring constantly over med/low heat until thickened. It doesn't take very long. After it is thick and bubbly, add Cheez Whiz and cheddar, stirring to melt.

Pour cheese mixture into broth. Add the chicken and stir to combine.

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