Broccoli and Cheese Soup

1 head broccoli, removing stems and cut into small florettes
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1-4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan soften onion and garlic in olive oil.

Add broccoli and broth. Season.

Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer until broccoli is soft. Remove from heat and let cool.

In one-cup batches puree in food processor until smooth.

Return the soup to the stove top and heat until warm adding 1/2-1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is dissolved. Season as desired.

Serve with warmed Panini.

CT

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