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Broccoli Cheese Soup

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 pepper, to taste  (This did need a good bit of salt and pepper).

This was yummy and very filling.

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