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Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

Extra virgin olive oil Butter Sweet onion, diced Carrot, diced All-purpose flour or almond flour Whole milk Low sodium veggie or chicken broth Your favorite beer Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil and butter, then add diced onion and carrot, cooking for 10 minutes; stir in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes before gradually adding milk, whisking until smooth.


Add broth, beer, broccoli, bay leaves, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, and pepper; simmer until broccoli is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves, and puree soup in a blender.


Return to low heat, stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted and creamy, then add fresh thyme and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 


Adjust seasoning to taste, serve in bowls, and garnish with extra cheddar and fresh thyme.


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