Broccoli Cheese Soup

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not to be bias or anything,
but this is the best broccoli cheese soup i have ever tasted! 
seriously.  

this is my mom’s recipe and a perfect comfort food for these cold months ahead.
you need to try it!

 

first you need to make a white sauce mix…..

White Sauce Mix:

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups instant nonfat dry milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine

Directions-

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry milk, flour and salt. 
  2. Mix well with a pastry blender (or if you want use your Bosch with the whisk attachment)
  3. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles fine crumbs
  4. Put in a large airtight container and label with date and contents. 
  5. Store in refrigerator.  Use within 2 months. 

 

now the good stuff….

Broccoli Cheese Soup:

Ingredients-

  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh broccoli, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • optional: 2 stalks of celery, chopped (Adam hates celery so I don’t use it a lot)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or use 4 cups of water and 4 chicken bouillon cubes)
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sauce Mix (recipe above)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (or Colby)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions-

  1. In a large 4-quart saucepan, put prepared broccoli, potatoes, carrots and onion. 
  2. Add chicken broth to cover vegetables. 
  3. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are almost tender.
  4. In medium bowl, combine White Sauce Mix and milk. 
  5. Add mixture to cooked vegetables, stirring constantly 2 to 3 minutes until thickened. 
  6. Stir in cheese until melted. 
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Makes about 2 quarts soup or 6 large servings.

ENJOY!!

 

:::p.s. i’m not so good at taking pictures during each step-by-step process. but if i post more recipes, would you prefer more pictures? or is it pretty straightforward?

10 comments:

Vivian said...

Looks so good! Perfect for the cold weather just about to hit us soon.

Emma Frances said...

So excited to make this! I LOVE broccoli cheese soup! :] Thanks for sharing the BEST recipe ever!

Momma Bird said...

oooh this looks SO yummy!!!! i may have to try it one day the hubs isn't here for dinner (he HATES all things creamy / cheesy - crazy i know)

Momma Bird said...

oh and i think it was pretty straight forward. Sometimes with stuff like that you don't need all the pictures :)

Erin said...

this is one of my favorite comfort foods :)

Ruthie Hart said...

yum yum yum!

Alisha said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!! I think it was pretty straight forward. Sometimes less is more. ;) And that picture really is GREAT! You staged it beautifully.

Stevie Leigh said...

Looks delish! Great blog, girl!

Dawn said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!

Stopping by from Soleil Solene. :)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sounds delicious - definitely going on my must-make list!