This is a quick and easy recipe that I tweaked to make it the soup that it is. Leftovers of this stuff are the very best.
32 oz of chicken broth
2-4 cups of cheese - I prefer cheddar, but use your favorites and play with it to suit your taste
1 cup of half and half
1 cup of finely minced onion
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
2-3 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of red pepper or cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
4-6 cups of finely chopped broccoli
Combine all the ingredients and stir to mix in the flour. Heat to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
While heating, chop up your broccoli and mix. I like to put a lot of the little broccoli stems in the soup along with a little larger pieces to provide some texture.
Let cook for 15-30 minutes on simmer, again play with the time it to make the broccoli as soft as you prefer it, stirring occasionally.