Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Broccoli Cheddar Soup




When I talk on the phone to one of my daughters, and they are upset about something, all I really want is to give them a hug and sit them down in my kitchen and cook them some comfort food. But, when you are separated by hundreds of miles, it just isn't something you can easily do.

When I was in Michigan last week, Melissa had been traveling for work the week before, and all she really wanted was a night in, with a home cooked meal (made by her mom) and some relaxation in front of the television. Since in was a blustery day, we decided on soup, some good bread from the bakery and wine. I improvised on my usual Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe, since it was late in the day and I think this version was even more delicious. From start to finish, it took about 1 hour - not bad for home made soup on a Sunday night.


Broccoli Cheese Soup

3 small broccoli heads, cut in 1 inch pieces (about 3-4 cups)

4 grated carrots

1 stick butter

1 small onion, diced

1/3 cup flour

2 cups milk

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups 1/2 and 1/2

Salt and pepper to taste

3 cups grated sharp cheddar

Melt butter in large soup pot. Add onions and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle flour on top and stir until light brown, about 2 minutes. Add the milk, chicken broth and half and half. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add broccoli and carrots. Cover the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer 20-30 minutes until broccoli and carrots are tender. Stir in cheese until melted. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!


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  1. This sounds so good, Vicki. I'm going to make it this week!

  2. Looks perfect for a comfortable evening at home!

  3. I agree that it is tough living far away from the girls. The soup looks delish. It is 70 degrees today with a ton of humidity. I'm ready for some cool temps and some hot soups!

  4. Oh this soup looks delicious and is just what I need on this cold day. Thank you for sharing the recipe Yum.

  5. Sounds perfect, the soup and the visit:). Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs

  6. That soup looks good and easy! I am ready for soup season! When my girls are home all they really want to do is cook comfort food they grew up on and watch TV! I love that! I love just looking over at them while they are here - makes me smile! I miss the days when that was the everyday life!

  7. One of my favorites and this recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This is my favorite soup ever and I'm always on the hunt for THE recipe. I was obsessed this summer with Broccoli Cheddar Soup (odd, I know) but it's still on my brain all the time! Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe.

  9. I love a good Broccoli Cheddar Soup and this one sounds so quick and easy. Will be making this sometime this coming week. Thanks for sharing.



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