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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Turkey Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is a take on Panera Bread's Broccoli Cheese Soup.  I mixed in leftover turkey, served it up in a toasted bread bowl...and one fabulous dinner was ready.  This is a great way to use up some of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.

2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. butter

2-3 T. chopped shallots or onions

1/4 c. flour
2 c. each of chicken broth and half and half
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 c. grated carrot
2 c. frozen broccoli, defrosted 

  Melt butter in a soup pot.  Add onion and saute 2 minutes.  Mix in flour.  Whisk together for 1 minute.  Slowly add in the 2 c. of half and half.  Whisk well.  Add in the 2 c. of chicken broth and carrots and nutmeg.  Whisk until it begins to thicken.  Add in the broccoli and carrot.  Cook until carrot is tender and soup is thick.  Add in  2 c. leftover turkey.  If you want it to be smooth, blend the soup before adding turkey.

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