Broccoli cooked in chicken broth is combined with milk, processed American cheese food and onion sauteed in margarine to create a rich soup which is popular with children.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
- 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons margarine
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 pounds processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta), cubed
- 1 pinch ground white pepper
In a large pot over medium heat, simmer the broccoli in the broth for 15 minutes. In a separate skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine, add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or to desired tenderness.
Add the flour to the onions and stir well, forming a pasty substance. Gradually add the milk and stir until thick. Add this mixture to the broccoli mixture in the pot and stir well. Then add the cheese, stirring until melted. Finally, add the pepper. (Note: Be careful not to let the soup boil, or the cheese will break down.)