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Easy Amish Broccoli Soup

Updated on March 14, 2011

From An Amish Woman

During one of my visits to Pennsylvania, I stopped at a bake sale being held by the local Amish community. For their dedication to hard work, community, and self reliance, I am drawn to them.

During our visit, one woman gave me, her recipe for Broccoli Soup, which is among my favorites.

 

A Big Pot Of Soup

Broccoli Soup

3 bunches of broccoli cooked & mashed
1 qt. chicken broth
2 qt. milk
3 1/2 T. flour----mix with some of the broth and add slowly to the hot mixture
1/4 lb. cheese

Directions

Salt to taste. Simmer all ingredients together 10 minutes.


 

Adjust The Recipe

As you can see, this makes almost a gallon of soup!  Even for me, that is a lot of soup. So adjust accordingly.

I chopped my broccoli into fine pieces and used a four cheese, "Mexican" blend of cheeses and added some cauliflower, was heavy on the black pepper, because that is how I like it. As the only soup eater in the house, I make it to suit me! You can adapt it to your tastes, add hot peppers, rice, carrots, peas,....... A heavy or crusty bread compliments this soup.

I am sharing this, to show you how easy it is to make. Good cooking does not have to be hard. Use the cheese that suits your tastes.

Take caution when simmering......do not let the soup or cheese burn.

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      eculligan 6 years ago

      A lot of Amish in Pennsylvania. Where at in Pennsylvania did you go? I'll have to try this recipe one day.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Hi Eculligan....

      Long time, no see.

      I went to a town called Kennett Square for a load of mushrooms. I remember going I 95 N. This bake sale, was on my way out, probably 75-80 miles. I have no idea what that community may be called.

      It really is an easy one, some people are intimidated by the thought of making broccoli soup. This lady really makes it easy.

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      Wow! What an honor to have been offered a recipe from such a devout woman. The soup sounds really good. Thank you for sharing.

      K9

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      K9keystrokes,

      I think so too. She was a fine person indeed.

      Of course, she increased her cookie and peanut brittle

      sales!

      Thanks for coming by.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      I've been to Lancaster Co. in Pa. It was kind of a running joke for years that I was Amish-ish. I admire those folks but the no electric or cars etc. would never work for me. The 2 towns that just made me laugh were Blue Ball and Intercourse. Imagine that! Looks like good soup! Peace!! Tom

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Broccoli soup sounds yummy! Its actually the one vegetable that my kids like. Will have to try this recipe, especially because it looks super easy. Thumbs up!

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      It is good......it has CHEESE, a sure winner for the young ones!

      And it is easy, basically cook the broccoli and add cheese......

      Thanks for dropping in, and leaving a note, Stephhicks68. I appreciate readers!

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      Karen Wilton 6 years ago from Australia

      Broccoli is so good for us and if you save the cooking liquid from the cooked broccoli and use it in the stock this will give it extra nutrients. I'm a big fan of soups too so I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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      MikeSyrSutton 6 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Sounds great and broccoli is so import for overall function.

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      Giselle2323 6 years ago

      Great recipe! I love the simplicity. Thank you for sharing it.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Justom....

      The Amish are people of strict self-discipline. No doubt about that.

      There is a town in MS, called 'Eupora'.....always made me want a cup of coffee. My home state has a small town called 'Needmore', seems like it should be a huge city!

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Karanda,

      Good to see you again......

      That is an excellent idea.

      I cook it in little water, and mash it up in the

      pan, same thing with mashed potatoes.

      Hope you enjoy it.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      MikeSyrSutton,

      It's great to find a new reader!

      I have often wondered why broccoli gets

      such a bad rap....it's among my favorites.

      The Lady who gave me this, sure took the fear out.

      Hope you enjoy it.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Giselle2323,

      You are so welcome.

      It is getting cooler where I am at,

      making it the perfect time to start

      keeping a pot of soup ready for a hearty

      snack.

      Thanks to you for coming by and leaving

      a note.

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      Errol Kane 6 years ago

      I'm from the Philly area and familiar with Kennett Square. Years ago, my father would take the family on car trips and we would venture through AMish country and admire the Amish traveling along on the roads in their buggy's and they wore their traditional garb. Everything I know and love is still in Pennsylvania.

      The Broccoli soup really sounds interesting since I like broccoli. Will show my wife this Hub later on in the day.

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      onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

      Hello Mr. Kane......

      Good to see you back!

      PA is a gorgeous land. I found the Amish farms

      to be quite impressive. It would give me great

      joy to return there someday.

      Hope you and the Mrs. enjoy the soup.

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      So easy and sounds tasty too! Voted up!!

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      onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

      Thank you, Amymarie_5,

      I am a fan of soups....that is why we have cold weather, right?

      Broccoli and cheese.......is just " comfort in a bowl ".

      Hope you like it.

      Thanks for reading my hub......hope to see you again~

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