Amazing & creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup. Everyone just loves this recipe. Don't skimp on the lemon pepper, it makes the dish!
4 cups broccoli
1 can Butterball chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
1 cup milk, half-and-half, or light cream
1 pkg sliced Kraft Cheese. (24 pack)
1 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
1. In a large saucepan cook broccoli, covered, in a large amount of boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Drain well.
2. In a food processor combine the broccoli and about 3/4 cup of the chicken broth. Cover and process for about 1 minute or until completely smooth. Set aside.
3. In the same saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, seasoning, salt, pepper & lemon pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
4.Stir in the broccoli mixture, and any remaining chicken broth. Cook and stir until heated through.
5. Add sliced cheese to taste, at least half a package. I use more & add cheddar cheese too. If necessary, stir in additional milk to reach desired consistency.
If desired, season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings. (about 4-1/2 cups). Serve with bread sticks.