Broccoli - Cheese Chowder
2 tbsp. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
4 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp. flour
2 c. chicken broth
2 1/2 c. fresh broccoli florets OR
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli spears, sliced
1 med. (1/2 c.) carrot, peeled and shredded
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
2 c. milk
2 c. shredded Gouda or Edam cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute garlic and onions in hot butter about 3 minutes. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Cook, stirring until slightly thickened and mixture boils.
Stir in broccoli, carrot and nutmeg; cook 3 to 5 minutes until broccoli is tender-crisp. Stir in milk and cheese; reduce heat to low and cook until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.