Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter2 small shallots1/2 cup butter1/2 cup flour4 cups milk4 cups vegetable stock1 32 oz package frozen broccoli florets16 oz sharp cheddar cheese shreddedsalt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Steam broccoli until soft then let cool and mash with potato masher.

Saute shallots in 2 tablespoons butter until soft, then set aside.

Melt 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons flour. Mix well until combined and lightly brown.

Slowly add milk and continue to stir, then add shredded cheese a 1/2 cup at a time.

Add stock to large pot with broccoli, then add milk and cheese mixture. Continue to stir.

Allow soup to come to a boil. Soup will continue to thicken as it cooks.

Serve in bread bowls with some extra shredded cheese on top.

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