Ham and Broccoli Cheese Soup

It has been raining every day this week and we were in need of a nice warm dinner. This little number did just the trick.

You will be surprised how yummy this is...the swiss cheese gave it a really unique flavor from other similar soups I have tried.

This is definitely the recipe we will be using in the future. I am not one to eat the same thing for days in a row (I'm a little OCD about it, my husband says), but I ate this for three days straight. It was just that good.

Ham & Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 can chicken broth
1 small onion, diced

1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pepper to taste

2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. shredded swiss cheese
steamed chopped broccoli (I like lots of broccoli so I used about 3 cups...but use to your preference)
ham (again, use as much as you want. I used about 1/2 cup)

Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour and pepper. Cook together for a couple of minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium-high heat until soup starts to thicken. Next add chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses, steamed broccoli, and ham. Serve immediately.

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