Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I wish I had a picture to provide you of this wonderful, yummy, cheesy goodness but I whipped it up real quick for my husband and scurried off to work.
This soup is hearty and creamy and oh-so-delicious!!
Imagine... something like this....

(source: here)

It is perfect for these chilly nights we have been having and doesn't take long to make!
Definitely worth a shot!

  • 1 bunch of fresh broccoli
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic (I used minced and always end up throwing in more, I LOVE garlic!)
  • 2 cups of vegetable or chicken stock (I ended up using 3 cans)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (I bought the carrot matchsticks... easier!)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup gouda cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • salt & pepper to taste

** I love cheese so I definitely added more and added in some fresh shredded parmesan cheese as well. I also made a bigger batch so I ended up making a bigger roux with more butter and flour.  I also added in more stock to fully cover veggies when simmering.

What to do:

  1. Chop onion and broccoli fairly small. Shred or chop carrots in to smaller bits. Mince garlic if not already done so.
  2. Add veggies to a pot with your stock. Simmer for about 20 minutes, covered.
  3. After the veggies have simmered, melt the butter and whisk in the flour in another pot. (Your roux!)
  4. Add the roux to your veggie and stock mixture and stir really good.
  5. Cook on low for another 5 minutes or so, or until the soup has thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and add in the half and half and seasonings. Mix well.
  7. Add in the cheeses and ENJOY!!!
(recipe source)

Hope you have a great rest of your week!
Thanks for visiting!!!



  1. Looooove soup especially broccoli and cheese :)

    Definitely going to have to make this!

  2. Broccoli and Cheddar soup is my favorite soup! This sounds delish!

  3. Mmmm... this sounds delicious! & kind of perfect for an overcast/drizzly/cold day like today. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Loooove broccoli cheese soup! I really love the recipe. Easy!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  5. I love broccoli cheese soup!!! Thanks for sharing this!!