I finally found a broccoli cheese soup recipe that I love!!!
1 carrot, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 1/2 C. chicken broth
1 c. milk
2 medium potatoes, peeled, and diced small
3 cups chopped up broccoli heads
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheese (I used medium cheese)
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
In a large pot melt butter. Add chopped vegetables and saute on low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour to the pot and stir until smooth. Add chicken broth, milk and potatoes. Set heat to high until it comes to a boil. Then cover and cook on low until potatoes are soft. About 10-15 minutes. Add broccoli, Parmesan cheese and stir well. Cook uncovered until broccoli is cooked. About 5 minutes. Add cheese and and stir it in until melted. Remove from heat. If your soup is way too running you may try taking 1/2 to 1 C. of it out and blending it in a blender for a second and then adding it back into the pot to thicken up your soup. It does change the texture of the soup a bit. So I would only do it if you want a thicker soup.