"This is from a dear old friend when I first got married 30 some years ago. She's a Finlander from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so it may be familiar to some of you. We needed lots of warm soup living in the cold northern region!" — Janna
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water, or as needed to cover
shredded Cheddar cheese
This was very good! I used a chicken base in place of the bouillon so played w/the amount a bit. Added salt & pepper, to taste. I liked the addition of the potatoes & carrots w/the broccoli!
This base recipe resulted in an absolutely delicious broccoli cheese soup. I really like two things about this recipe. First, it uses natural cheddar instead of processed cheese. Second, it used a variety of vegetables to add depth of flavour, not only broccoli, but potato, celery, onion and carrot. That said, I did do some things differently from the recipe. Of course, I added salt and pepper. I also added about a teaspoon of thyme (dried) and a large pinch of nutmeg. I cooked the vegetables for longer than 20 minutes to ensure they were tender, and also cooked the flour and butter roux for 1 to 2 minutes to ensure there was no floury taste to the soup. Served with crispy garlic toast for a lovely warming dinner. Thanks!
Didn't follow the recipe exactly but it turned out liked a broccoli cheddar soup from Au Bon Pain or Panera Bread! I doubled the recipe. I used two chicken bouillon for the doubled recipe but added seasoning salt, kosher salt, a little paprika and a dash of cumin. Also, used a little less cheddar. Should have added more broccoli. I like broccoli.
I made this for the first time last night. I can honestly say it won't be the last time. It had delicious flavour and was easy to make. I love the fact that this recipe uses real cheddar.
One of my new favourite's!
Very easy recipe! And it turns out really great everytime - although I make it slightly different every time the base is definitely a great place to start!
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I used a beef broth instead of bouillon, just because it's what I had at home but it was just as good.
I also added a red pepper and some extra spices of choice, to add to the taste - recommended.
Love this recipe. I used Better than bouillon concentrate
Instead of regular bouillon and added fresh diced garlic. Such a big hit family wanted it again a couple days later
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 169
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