It has been quite chilly here in SW Florida. I am not complaining, I would not want to be living back in the New England. So I have been searching and pinning all sorts of comfort food recipes. I found this one at Damn Delicious.
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup light cream
1 (32 oz) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground
Melt butter in a large pot.
Add garlic, onion and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in milk, chicken broth and cream, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in broccoli to combine.
Process in small batches in a blender and pour back into your pot.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is heated through, about 6-8 minutes.
Stir in cheeses, until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.black pepper, to taste (This did need a good bit of salt and pepper).
This was yummy and very filling.