I don’t know about you but on those cold, dark, dreary nights, nothing tastes as good as a warm bowl of soup. A few nights ago, I decided to make this for dinner since my family was just getting over colds and still not feeling 100% and it was a cold evening. Surprisingly, my kids went crazy over it. They were spooning the broccoli into their mouths so fast, I was one happy mama. My oldest even asked for seconds. Definitely perfect for all the winter nights ahead!!
3 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
3 tbsp flour
2 cups whole milk
3 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets
1 cup carrots, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp hot sauce
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat the butter in a large saucepan/dutch oven.
Add in the onion and saute for about 4 minutes, or until soft.
Sprinkle flour onto the onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until no more lumps appear.
Add in the milk and vegetable broth.
Bring to a rapid boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add in the broccoli and carrots.
Cook about 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetable is tender.
Add salt, pepper, hot sauce, and cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
Serve warm with crusty bread!!