Friday, January 29, 2010


Potato Broccoli Soup

It was -28 degrees Celsius today...Brrr!!!! A perfect day to hibernate. While the fire roared away I made a pot of soup. Just for Shaun and me. (Since our girl despises soup and our boy despises broccoli.) There is something so satisfying about making soup and then enjoying it. I had one very happy and warm belly, let me tell you! *hee-hee*

Here is the recipe:
  • 1 small onion(s)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups potato(es)
  • 2 cups Chopped Broccoli (1 lb.)
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 package Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (8 oz.)
  • 2 cans Chicken Broth (14 oz.)

Preparation


  1. Chop potatoes and onion.

  2. Whisk together flour and 1/3 cup chicken broth until smooth, set aside.

  3. Combine remaining chicken broth, potatoes, broccoli, and onion in a dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in milk and shredded cheese. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts.

  5. If desired, top each serving of soup with 1 teaspoon shredded cheese, 1 teaspoon bacon pieces and 1 teaspoon chopped green onions.
I added in about 1/4 cup ham, just some sandwich meat, that I cut up into small bits.
I mashed some of the soup with a potato masher as well as I like a creamer soup. It was delicious and I will definitely make it again. Next time, I will try it with some crumbled bacon. Mmmmm....


4 comments:

Jen said...

looks very yummy Holly! How is it possible by the way to not enjoy the comforts of soup? What did you do to that child as a toddler?!??!

Tamatha said...

mmmm...looks like I am going to have to make this sometime!:o)

Amy said...

I'm going to try this tonight....probably add cream instead of milk.
BTW--none of my kids really like soup either. They like brocolli though. (most days)

Amanda said...

soo trying this on the weekend! yummo!