Cheese and Trees Soup

Cheese and Trees Soup

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/3 pounds potatoes – (4 medium) cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 1/2 cups water
2 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
10 ounces frozen chopped brocoli – thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper – to taste

In 2 to 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion; saute 5 minutes. Add potatoes, water and bouillon cubes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. Remove 1 cup of potato cubes with slotted spoon; set aside. Pour contents of saucepan into container of electric blender. Holding lid down tightly, blend until smooth; return to saucepan. Mix in reserved potatoes and the broccoli. Over medium-low heat gradually add cheese, stirring until heated through and cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper.