*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       CHEESY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Unsalted butter
    1       md           Onion -- roughly diced
    1 1/2   lb           Cooked or uncooked broccoli
                         - roughly chopped
    1       t            Salt
    1                    Capful Pernod (optional)
    3       qt           Chicken stock or water -- OR
                         - canned low-sodium broth
    3       c            Milk and/or whipping cream
                         Grated Jack, Velveeta -- -OR-
                         -Swiss cheese
 
   MELT BUTTER in a large pot over medium heat. Add the
   onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion
   softens, about 10 minutes. Add the broccoli, salt and
   optional Pernod. Continue to cook, stirring, another
   15 minutes. Add the stock. Cover, increase heat to
   high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and
   simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a
   food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
   Combine puree, cream and milk. Serve piping hot and
   offer the grated cheese on the side to add to the soup.
  
 
 
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