*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Broccoli & Swiss Cheese Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Cheese/eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2   lb           Broccoli, cut into 1-inch
                         -florets
    1       c            Chopped leeks or green onion
    4       ts           Butter
    4       tb           Flour
    4       c            Chicken stock
    1       c            Light cream
    1       c            Shredded Swiss cheese
      1/8   ts           Nutmeg
 
   Salt and pepper to taste
   
   Cut enough florets to measure 2 cups.  Cut rest of broccoli into 1-
   in.pieces.  Cook florets and broccoli pieces, separately, in lightly
   salted water until just tender.  (Florets will be done first).
   Immediately rinse in cold water.  Drain.  Set florets aside until
   serving time. In a large saucepan saute leeks in butter until tender;
   usually about 4 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook one more minute,
   stirring with whisk. Remove from heat and stir in broth.  Return to
   heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add broccoli
   pieces to broth and puree in blender in batches, until smooth.  Just
   before serving, blend in cream and Swiss cheese.  Simmer gently until
   cheese melts. Add nutmeg, salt, pepper. Add reserved florets and heat
   through.
  
 
 
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