It's been a long time since I, or any of us for that matter, have posted on here. I thought I'd break the streak with one of my favorite winter recipes. I know we already have a Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe on here, but this is quite different. The secret ingredient which makes this soup especially unique is the white pepper. The original recipe came from a friend, Jean A., in my ward here in Sugarhouse. Enjoy!
6 cups broccoli, chopped & steamed
5 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed & boiled
1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled, sliced & steamed
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon white pepper (to taste)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
6 cups milk or half-&-half
2 cups broth, veggie or chicken
3 cups cheddar cheese
1. Steam or boil broccoli, potatoes & carrots until tender.
2. Saute onion and garlic in butter in stock pot until onion is translucent.
3. Slowly add flour to onion and garlic to form a roux.
4. Slowly add milk to roux until there are no more lumps. Cook on medium heat, stirring often.
5. Puree broth and broccoli in blender. Add to soup base.
6. Add potatoes and carrots.
7. Add salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes if you choose to use them.
8. Simmer until thickens, stirring occasionally.
9. Stir in cheese until melted.