Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Soup seems to be a common recipe on this blog right now as the days get colder. I made this the night of the recipe exchange last week, but didn't bring any to share. :) I've brought this recipe before. It's actually Melinda Cloward's recipe, but it's a soup we make quite often. I usually make it in the Fall/Winter when I find Broccoli on sale. It's easy and takes less than 30 minutes to put together.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 cups potatoes (about 2 potatoes)

2 cups broccoli

½ cup onion, chopped

Cover with enough water to just barely cover. Cook until tender. Drain ½ of the water before adding the white sauce.

White Sauce:

¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks)

½ cup flour

1 quart half and half

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour. Add milk slowly while stirring with a wire whisk.

After combining vegetables with the white sauce, add 1 jar of cheese whiz (You can substitute cheese whiz with 8 oz of Velveeta cheese). Add salt and pepper to taste.

I didn't take pictures of the step-by-step process, but here's the finished product. On this particular night, we served it in a bread bowl. I love bread bowls! I found these whole wheat versions at Walmart and couldn't resist.
The only thing that would make this recipe that much better is if I could find a way to not use Velveeta cheese. It's not my favorite favor though you can't taste it in the soup. It just seems like a unhealthy cheese. So any other suggestions would be great.

2 comments:

  1. Angie - this recipe is very similar to the famous Bratten's Clam Chowder recipe that everyone seems to have. The only difference is celery instead of broccoli. I make it all the time without clams as a potato chowder and we just add regular cheese in each of our bowls before we eat it. Next time try making it and omit the Velvetta cheese and add your own cheese at the end. I bet it would be what you're looking for.

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  2. This one looks good. I like the fact that it has potatoes! I'll have to try it like Kristen said, and just add some shredded cheese before eating. I'm not a fan of Cheez Whiz or Velveeta either. What the heck is that stuff made out of? Plastic? It just can't be good for you!

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