2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped or shredded carrot
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
4 cups veggie or chicken broth
2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup milk
2 cups chopped broccoli
2 heaping cups shredded cheddar cheese
Melt the butter in a large pot. Add onions and carrots and saute over medium heat until tender but not browned. Add garlic and cook 1 or 2 minutes longer. Add broth and potatoes, bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender. Mix flour with water and add to the soup. Simmer until soup is slightly thickened. Add milk and broccoli and cook until broccoli is just tender and soup is hot. Stir in cheese until melted, serve and enjoy!
Everyone in my house loved this and would like it made again. My 6-year-old gobbled it up with enthusiasm! I hope you like it as much as we did.