2 tablespoons [1/4 stick) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained
2 cups milk
Grated Parmesan cheese (garnish)
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and saute until light golden, about 10 minutes.
Blend in flour, salt and pepper and stir constantly about 2 minutes.
Gradually add broth, then broccoli and bring to boil, stirring frequently .
Cover and simmer until broccoli is tender .
Puree in batches in blender or processor.
Return to saucepan, add milk and bring to simmer, stirring occasionally .
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Run under preheated broiler until cheese is browned.