Okay, so I hesitate to post this recipe because it seems kind of like a science experiment because one of the main ingredients is Velveeta! Yuck, I know, but the soup tastes good, and maybe all the healthy broccoli cancels out the nasty Velveeta...Anyway, here's the recipe--Make it if you dare!
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
6 tablespoons margarine
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 pounds processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta), cubed
1 pinch ground white pepper
1. In a large pot over medium heat, simmer the broccoli in the broth for 15 minutes. In a separate skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine, add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or to desired tenderness.
2. Add the flour to the onions and stir well, forming a pasty substance. Gradually add the milk and stir until thick. Add this mixture to the broccoli mixture in the pot and stir well. Then add the cheese, stirring until melted. Finally, add the pepper. (Note: Be careful not to let the soup boil, or the cheese will break down.)
***I'm thinking that you might be able to substitute real cheese for the Velveeta--let me know how it goes if you try it.***