Thursday, August 30, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup



With fall fast approaching I know many bloggers are starting to think of soup, stews, breads, you know the things that every one makes once the weather starts to cool down. As for me I love soups so much that normally I make them all year round. My mom gave me a recipe for broccoli cheese soup last year, she makes this soup often and she wanted to share it with me, knowing how I enjoy soups.

At first I stuck the recipe in my recipe box and forgot about. But in the spring we planted a few broccoli plants and I started thinking about the recipe again. Once the broccoli was ready to pick, everyone was eating it too quickly and there was never enough for this soup. Finally a couple of weeks ago there was some extra broccoli in the refrigerator and so I quickly made the broccoli cheese soup.

 The recipe does not tell how much broccoli to use, so when I mentioned this to my mom she said to put in the amount that you wanted. I guess some people would like a lot of broccoli in their soup and others not so much. I ended up putting two cups of broccoli in the soup, but next time I make it I will probably add a little bit more. The soup turned out deliciously creamy and oh so yummy! If you are looking for something that is simple to make and quite fast this is the soup for you, especially if you like broccoli.



Broccoli Cheese Soup (Not sure where this recipe came from)

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
Black pepper to taste
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (original recipe called for American cheese)
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cups broccoli (more or less is so desired)
Directions:
Cook broccoli in the water until done, do not drain the water. In the mean time cook onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour and pepper, add the milk and the cheese then stir until the cheese is melted. To this mixture add the water that the broccoli cooked in, broccoli, and chicken bouillon cubes. Stir until well blended. Enjoy!!



24 comments:

  1. Oh I;m such a soup lover! Cant wait to try this recipe, looks good!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. This looks delicious! I love home-made cream soups, and broccoli sounds like a great vegetable to use.

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  3. Again, it looks so tasty...With cheese and broccoli, it's perfect!

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  4. Looks delicious! Too bad I have I can't eat it...how does someone with a dairy intolerance find a substitute for the "cream" in a cream soup?! Don't think soy or coconut milk would work..;-)

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  5. This is a broccoli loving household, even the kids when they were very little would eat broccoli no matter how often I served it (several times a week). Now that they are gone, we still eat broccoli but I find that I have a bit left and I use it up just to make a small amount of broccoli cheese soup... this recipe looks like I can easily adapt it to small portion size and give it a try with the left over broccoli from this week...and just in time for a nice little weekend lunch! Thanks. And btw, I eat soup all year as well, every season is soup season with me!

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  6. Me encantan las sopas casera muy rica combinaciĆ³n,saludos desde Chile ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  7. my one sons all time favorite soup. your looks delicious!! I usually do not use cheese...I will next time!

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  8. I have to admit that with it being in the high 90s here today I'm not thinking about soup quite yet, but when I do, this will be on the list!

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  9. Broccoli & cheddar cheese must be a win-win combination ... Delicious!

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  10. Now I love broccoli and I adore cheese but I've never had them together or in soup, but I can imagine it tastes wonderful.
    I made my first pot of soup last weekend. Autumn is definitely on the way.

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  11. I love this soup! Do you think this would work in a slow cooker?

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  12. I'm looking forward to fall and this recipe should be perfect for game-day Saturdays! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. It's always good to meet other bloggers! Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. I love this soup look awesome and delicious!

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  14. Great minds think alike, I was thinking of soup the other day. This soup looks delicious & creamy just the way I like it. YUM! :)

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  15. We have a rainy holiday weekend ahead...soup finally sounds perfect for the menu! Your broccoli cheese looks amazing~

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  16. Soup is such comfort food! Yours looks really great!

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  17. Broccoli cheese soup is one of my all time favorites! This is a yummy bowl of comfort!

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  18. ooooo love broccoli n cheese! The sounds amazing n easy to make!

    Defo going to try n make this!

    Furita x

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  19. WOW, I do miss this soup, long time I didn't have it :)

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  20. Broccoli and Cheese Soup is a classic! And I've never made it! How can that be? Anyway, nice recipe - looks like it has great flavor (and I'd want a bit more broccoli, too). I've already begun making soups, so this is timely. Thanks for this.

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  21. my daughter has been talking about broccoli and cheese soup recently! fantastic soup :)
    Mary x

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  22. I need to make this ASAP! Looks so tasty!

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  23. So you just became a grandmother!
    Boy or girl?
    Maybe someday sooner than you think this child will be with you in the kitchen.
    Perhaps they will aquire the liking of your Brocolli Cheese Soup?
    Your recipes are so yummy, I read them all. I love to cook, but can't be eating it. So I only cook when I have to or when we have dinner parties.

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  24. This is one of my favorite soups!! Yummmy! So excited for "soup season"!

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