Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Chowder
From: Sue, Maine, USA
Comments: For a change try using using carrots, cauliflower... instead of broccoli.
Servings: 6
IngredientsPreparation
  • 2 tablespoons [30 g] butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup [35 g] all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups [750 mL] chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups [500 mL] peeled 1/2-inch [1.3-cm] potato dices
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups [750 mL] finely chopped broccoli florets and peeled stem pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] milk
  • 1 1/2 cups [340 g] grated Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Into a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add and cook chopped onion, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in flour; pour in broth.
  • Add potato dices and bay leaf; bring to a boil, stirring often, until thickened.
  • Lower heat; simmer covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets and stem pieces; cook for 8 to 10 minutes more, until vegetable pieces are tender.
  • Stir in milk and grated Cheddar cheese, until piping hot.
  • Do not let mixture boil or it may curdle.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Salt, pepper and serve.