Widgets Magazine

Oct 8, 2011

Food for Thought - Broccoli Cheese Soup

I promised you a Food for Thought even though it is Saturday, and it just feels like soup weather to me. It has been so cold and rainy in Utah this week! We got a bunch of snow in the mountains and we’ve been holding our breath each morning, just hoping the garden won’t freeze. Today we harvested most of our corn and picked all the green beans. We’ve also been making applesauce and I’ve been taking pics so I can share that with you in a week or so. But today I want to talk about soup.

I have a wonderful next-door neighbor named Janice who makes an amazing broccoli cheese soup. I know this because way back when I had one of my babies (hard to remember which one now) she brought us some. It was delicious! I hounded her for the recipe and then it appeared in our neighborhood cookbook. Of course I had to tweak it a little. The potatoes are something we added to make it stretch a little further and be more filling. We love to serve it in bread bowls, although we didn’t this time. I hope you enjoy it!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 bunch fresh broccoli
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stick margarine
3 heaping tbsp flour
1 quart milk
1 bag frozen hash browns (country style)
2 to 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
3 chicken bouillon cubes
pepper to taste

Steam and drain broccoli.  Cook hash browns in bag in the microwave for about 6 minutes until they are warm and no longer frozen. 

In a large pan, cook onions in margarine until transparent. 

Add flour.  Stir until thick and bubbly. 

Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.  Crumble bouillon well and add. 

Add hash browns and cheese. 

Stir until creamy and smooth. 

Add broccoli.  Pepper to taste (cracked black pepper is very important since there are no other seasonings in this recipe). Serve with crusty rolls or bread bowls for dunking.


GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

I have to tell you that you are absolutely amazing!!! My mom and I have been saying for several days now that we need a great broccoli cheese soup recipe. We have some broccoli we need to use and that is the only way we like it.... I have been too forgetful to find one and then you come to my rescue :) Thanks friend!


GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Also do you have a good homemade bread recipe?? WE are really tight on money trying to save for our adoption... I could look for one online, but thought that you might have one that you have used before... We do not have a bread maker.


Sara Bell said...

Oh YUM! I LOVE broccoli cheese soup!!!

Emma Frances said...

Oh my goodness this looks and sounds delicious! I can't wait to make some! And I love that you add potatoes! :)

tammy said...

That looks yummy and something my family would eat! Thanks for sharing.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Looks amazing!!

Kim said...

This look great. I've been working on a potatoe cheese soup, but I'd like to add some veggies to it.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

This looks so good to me! I love cheesy soup. It's a great way to get my kids to eat veggies...and me. :)

Ruth said...

Broccoli soup is a huge favorite around here! Especially if I buy bread bowls from Panera to make eating the soup extra fun and yummy!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...