Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Yield: 4 servings
3 strips of bacon, diced
1 medium-small onion, diced
1/4 cup flour
4 cups milk, warm
1 Knorr vegetable bouillon cube (or similar)
1 16 oz bag frozen broccoli florets
2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
splash of heavy cream (optional)
Heat a 4 quart pan over medium high heat. Add the pieces of bacon. Cook until the bacon has rendered its fat and browned. Spoon out the bacon onto a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Add the onion to the oil and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender and translucent.
Add the flour to the onion and fat and cook, stirring constantly, for one minute. Mix the warm milk and bouillon cube and then slowly add to the flour mixture, stirring with a whisk continuously. Add the broccoli and let the mixture come to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the broccoli is tender. Remove from the hear. Add the cheese, salt & pepper, cream (if using), and cooked bacon and mix thoroughly. Serve and enjoy!