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- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cups carrots, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 lb fresh or frozen broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 cups milk
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2-4 cups shredded cheddar
- 2 cups ham, cubed
*Add broccoli. Cook until broccoli is tender crisp. (Leave lid slightly open to keep bright green color.)
*Remove from heat. Do not drain.
*Melt butter in a large pan. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
*Stir in milk. Cook until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
*Stir in cheese and cook until melted.
*Add the ham cubes and the vegetable/broth mixture. Stir to blend.
*Garnish with paprika.
I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does! Feel free to omit the ham ( I usually leave it out) and add whatever vegetables you have on hand. The recipe adapts well.
- Carla :)