I have been going through a serious soup phase lately! I don’t know if its the cold weather, the holiday season, or what, but I have been loving it!
I had to bring a crock pot of soup to a Christmas party last weekend and made this AWESOME Broccoli Cheese Soup. There were close to 100 guests and probably 15 or so crock pots of soup brought. My soup was the first one gone!!!
I used a combination of two different recipes because I really liked the addition of carrots in one, but I didn’t want to use half and half creamer in the sauce. Here and Here.
I doubled the recipe to fill my crock pot. It was filled all the way to the brim! The only thing I would do differently if I cooked this again would be to grate the carrot as the original recipe calls for. I was being lazy and just dumped a bag of thin carrot straws in it.
I would also just dump everything together in a crock pot to cook for a few hours (Do not add the butter/flour/milk part until after it has already thickened in a saucepan first). I was short on time and cooked it in a pot over the stove then moved it to a crock pot to stay warm during the party.
1 3/4 cup of chicken stock
1 small onion finely diced
1/3 cup flour
4 TB butter
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups warmed milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup swiss cheese
1 cup grated carrot
3 cups of chopped broccoli, lightly steamed
***Cook chopped onions in chicken broth in a covered sauce pan for 15 minutes. Heat milk in the microwave for one minute. Melt butter in a separate large pot. Add flour, salt, and pepper to the butter and stir constantly for a minute or two. Then add the milk and whisk until the soup begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth/onion mixture and stir until combined.
Add the cheddar and swiss cheeses and stir until completely melted. Stir in brocoli and grated carrot. Ready to eat!
This was soooooo good that just writing this post and looking at the pics is giving me cravings for it again! I think I will go through a batch into my crock pot right now! Happy Cooking!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!