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Cheese and Broccoli Soup

 Cheese and Broccoli Soup
This is a colorful soup! The orange carrots contrast nicely with the green broccoli. It's made in the microwave. -Jean Pare`, Vermilion, Alberta
4-5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine carrots and 2 tablespoons
  • water. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir. Cover and
  • cook 2 minutes longer or until tender. Add broccoli. Cover and
  • microwave for 2 minutes; stir. Cover and cook 1 to 1-1/2 minutes
  • longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in milk.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, bouillon, salt and pepper; stir
  • in remaining water until smooth. Stir into broccoli mixture. Cover
  • and microwave on high for 6-7 minutes or until mixture is boiling
  • and thickened, stirring every minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • Yield: 4-5 servings.