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Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Updated on October 29, 2012

Broccoli & Cheese Soup

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Yummy Cold Weather Food

As the weather is getting cooler, I am feeling more in the mood for a delicious pots of hearty soups & stews that not only provide delicious and nutricious sustenance for our bodies, but also that warm & cozy sustenance for the soul. This hearty soup is full of broccoli and cheese and tastes absolutely amazing. It is great served with yeast rolls, corn bread, or in an edible bread bowl. It is versatile and can be cooked as listed or if your creative juices are flowing, you can chunk in some shredded chicken breast or some chunks of ham for an even heartier meal. This soup is a great starter item but it is also great served as the entree. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Several Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz package frozen broccoli
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, course ground
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Cook broccoli in the chicken broth until tender. Remove the broccoli, reserving the broth in the pot. Chop broccoli in the food processor. Return broccoli to the pot.
  2. In a skillet, saute onion and bacon bits in margarine until tender.
  3. Add onions, bacon bits, milk, salt, garlic powder, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper sauce to the broccoli & broth. Mix until well blended and simmer over medium low for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the shredded cheese and cook over medium low for another 5 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Stir constantly to prevent scorching.
  5. Garnish with croutons, parsley, chives, or extra cheese if desired.

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