CHEESY BROCCOLI SOUP W/ A KICK
Cheesy Broccoli Soup w/ a Kick
- cooking spray
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tsp)
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 package frozen broccoli florets
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 package (14 oz) Velveeta cheese
- shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- chopped green onions (optional)
Coat a large, heavy-duty saucepan with cooking spray. Saute onion and garlic over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken broth and broccoli. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Whisk together milk and flour. Slowly pour into pan, stirring constantly, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in paprika and pepper. Cut Velveeta into small cubes. Remove from heat and add Velveeta, stirring until completely melted. Let soup stand 10-15 minutes over serving. If Velveeta does not melt easily, place pan over low heat.
For serving, top individual bowls with shredded cheese and green onions as desired.