Creamy Broccoli Soup



6 servings

4 heads broccoli or about 8 cups when florets and stems are chopped
1 1/2 onion, chopped
3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
5 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups skim milk
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup shredded cheese


In a medium pot, melt butter and saute onions and garlic until tender. Add broth and broccoli. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, mash broccoli with a potato masher or fork. If broccoli is not tender enough, continue to simmer until broccoli reaches desired doneness. In a small pan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour and milk. Stir until mixture is thick and bubbly. Add milk mixture to soup and serve.

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