In large saucepan, mix chicken broth, onion, broccoli, garlic powder, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer 10 min or until vegetables are soft.
Remove bay leaves and pour mixture into a food processor (Or us an immersion blender) Pulse until smooth, approximately 1 min. reserve in a bowl.
In the original saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour, salt & a little pepper until a thick paste forms. Add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Add cheddar. Stir until it dissolves.
Pour in broccoli mixture & cook until blended. If necessary, add more chicken broth to thin. Season with additional salt & pepper. Serve with bread for dipping.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.