Cheddar and Broccoli Soup
Broccoli is a hard sell for some kids, but not in this recipe, which includes so many other favourite flavours: cheddar cheese, cream, chicken broth, even ham! The result is a hearty soup that’s creamy, salty and smoky, and the embodiment of comfort food. Make a double batch and
In a saucepan over medium heat, soften shallot and garlic in butter. Add ham and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and nutmeg and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth, cream and mustard. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring with a whisk.
Simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until it is melted completely. Add broccoli and heat through, without boiling. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowls.