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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup via Dottie


There must be a zillion cheesy broccoli soups out there.  I could never decide on which one to try, so didn't until...




Dottie, over here, at Family Plus Food Equals Love, started "Soupy Tuesday."  I told her I'd like a good cheesy broccoli soup recipe, and she delivered!

This is basically a rich cheese sauce, made with milk, instead of heavy cream; bits of broccoli, a little onion and garlic for extra flavor.  As a huge plus, it's "soup" in under 30 minutes; awesome for a homemade soup!




I can truly say this is a perfect cheesy broccoli soup, because I know what the "unperfect" ones taste like.  It's delicious, so rich and creamy ~ perfect for this time of year!  

It's sinfully delicious and just in time for soup season, thank you Dottie!


Cheesy Creamy Broccoli Soup
Printable recipe 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
¾ pound (12-ounces) Velveeta cheese, cut into ½" cubes 
1 package (10-ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
Salt to taste*

Method: 

Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat.
Add onions and garlic, cook and stir 5 minutes or until onions are tender, do not burn garlic.
Add flour, cook 1 minute or until bubbly, stirring constantly.
Stir in milk.
Bring to boil, simmer on medium-low heat 1-3 minutes.
Add remainder of ingredients, stir well.
Cook 5-8 minutes or until Velveeta cheese is completely melted and soup is thick and heated through, stirring occasionally.
Pour into cups or bowls.
Serve

*Remember:  Cheese has salt, you can always add but it is hard to take out.  If it is too salty, add a potato, cut up into chunks, that will absorb the salt.



ENJOY!




33 comments:

  1. Broccoli and cheese! This soup is really creamy and delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! It definitely is!

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  2. In my opinion, there's always room for soup. I've never made broccoli cheese soup either. It looks delicious.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! It's really good and filling also. Take care

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  3. Wow I am sure I would love this but wonder what it may do to the bathroom scales|!!!! :-))) Have a good day Diane.

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    1. Hi Diane! It would play havoc with the scales if eaten more than every once in a while, but it sure is delicious! Take care

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  4. Pam, Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables... I even eat the stems raw. Broccoli and cheese soup is something that I frequently order when eating out. However, we've never tried making it at home. Thanks for the home cooking kick start! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! I like broccoli too and always ate the soup in a restaurant so I was happy to try this here at home. Take care and have a good week!

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  5. Dear Pam,
    What a lovely surprise to see that you mentioned me and this delicious soup! Thank you so much for sharing...plus I am thrilled that you loved the soup. It really is so good and being it is filled with goodness you really can't eat this everyday or you will be tipping the scales for sure, like one of your followers said. But if you are craving for that creamy down home flavorful soup this one is for you...Thank you again dear friend! Have a glorious and delicious day!
    Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie! I was so happy that you gave me the recipe for this great soup, it is delicious! It's definitely not everyday fare, but sure is nice occasionally. And homemade is always better, and quick too. Thanks again to you dear friend and have a wonderful week!

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  6. Oh wow yummy looking heesy broccoli soup, glad there is milk instead of cream, a bit less guilt lol.

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! Every little bit helps with this, and milk is a start! All for less guilt. :-)

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  7. Lovely and I know it must be delicious Pam! Love cheesy soups - hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! Happy Thanksgiving your way also!

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  8. This looks sinfully delicious, Pam! Perfect for this cooler weather,too.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! It is perfect for it!

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  9. One of my favorite soups! Yum!

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  10. Hi Pam, broccoli soup is one of my favorites, love everything about this.

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    1. Hi Cheri! I was really surprised how good this soup is. Take care

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  11. wow lots of cheese...I bet your broccoli soup must be very tasty.

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  12. Dottie does good stuff, doesn't she? This soup looks outstanding! So much cheese! Super soup -- thanks. :-)

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    1. Hi John! Yes, she does! The soup was loaded w/cheese! Take care

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  13. Oh, my. Your soup is so creamy and perfect! Who doesn't love a good broccoli cheese soup???

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  14. Back when I worked at the local pizza place, this soup was one of their top hits and it was from a packet, no less. But man, people loved it.

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  15. One of my husband's favorite soups! I've never made it myself and now I have a great, easy recipe. Thanks, Pam (and Dottie)!

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  16. Perfect your soup and LOVE the photos!

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  17. Perfect your soup and LOVE the photos!

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  18. I don't care if it is "processed cheese food", I just love Velveeta in soups, dips, and mac and cheese. Food snobs can just kiss my tail feathers ;)

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  19. you'll never hear me knocking velveeta--it does things that nothing else can do!

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