Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I got this recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe, but changed it a bit so that I could use what I had. It is so creamy and delicious! And perfect with this bread. My husband said it was the best soup he had ever had. My son had seconds. My girls didn't say they would die while eating it. I had some for lunch the next day (yum). Success!

In fact, my adorable sister in law just had her second super cute baby girl and I would have made this for her if she didn't live 9 hours away!

3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
5 red potatoes cut into thin slices
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup 3 cheese blend (any kind will do)
2 1/2 to 3 cups steamed broccoli (I used frozen)

Simmer chicken broth, chopped onion and potato for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes. In a separate medium-sized stockpot, melt butter then add flour, salt and pepper. Cook together, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, then whisk in warmed milk. Stir and heat together on medium heat until soup starts to thicken, about 5-8 minutes. Add warmed chicken broth and continue to stir until well blended. Add cheeses and stir until completely melted. Stir in steamed broccoli. I just microwaved mine until it was crispy tender and a little frozen still. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Serve immediately in bowls or bread bowls.


Nikki Monet said...

Mmm...perfect for these cold days! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check Random Acts of Kindness Week going on next week! Would love it if you could participate!!

Have a great week!!

Priyanka said...

Looks yummy...Have heard about this dish several and you have inspired me to give it a try :)

Heidi said...

YUM!! Perfect for this time of year!! I would love for you to come share at our link party...junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday_08.html
Heidi @ {Junk in their Trunk}

Analog Girl (Rachelle) said...

Broccoli Cheese Soup is one of my favorites, but I have never made it from scratch before. I am pinning your recipe so that I can cook me up a batch!

Heather said...

Analog Girl, I was surprised about how easy and fast it was! And when you taste it, it is well worth the effort.=) Let me know how it goes!

Randa Derkson said...

Oh my goodness! That looks amazing. I'm your newest follower on GFC. Would love a visit and follow back. http://www.thebewitchinkitchen.com

Marie said...

Yummy! I needed this recipe a week ago :) So glad you linked up with us! Have a great week!


Brittany said...

I want some right now! Totally making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

Carole said...

Heather, that is a great way to have broccoli. Please drop me a line on ca4ole@gmail.com if it is ok with you if I link to it on my blog, Carole's Chatter. Cheers


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