A warm hearty soup to keep you full all afternoon.
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic
32 oz chicken broth
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
10 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese ( more if you like it extra cheesy)
16 oz bag of steamable broccoli florets
1 teaspoon xanthum gum
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook broccoli in microwave as per bag directions.
In large pot over medium heat, melt butter add onion and garlic, salt onion and sauté until onions are soft and translucent. Add broth. Place cooked broccoli on cutting board and chop very fine, add to broth, bring to just below simmer ( you can use a immersion blender to make it creamed) and add cream. Stirring constantly add cheese a little at a time and let melt until all cheese is incorporated. To thicken add xanthum gum and stir for about a minute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a little shredded cheese and enjoy!!