Monday, February 17, 2014

What's Cookin'? Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Soups are my favorite quick meal in the winter, and it's easy to eat "in season" food in soups!  Just throw it all in!  What could be better?

Here's what you'll need:

24 oz frozen broccoli OR 2 fresh heads
8 oz package of cream cheese (1/3 less fat optional)
4 cups chicken stock 
1/3 cup heavy cream (whole milk will do in a pinch)
Optional diced/canned chicken to up the protein

Steam the broccoli until tender.

Blend it with a touch of water until creamy.  Feel free to reserve a little for "chunkiness".
Add it to a pot with 4 cups of chicken stock and the cream cheese.

Add some chicken if you're inclined.  I served this for dinner, so the chicken added some protein.

Season it up with salt, pepper, and even cayenne if you're feeling feisty!

Top it with some grated cheese, and you're done!   If you're wondering how you can eat this "fattening" soup and still lose weight, check out my blog, Nourished Skillets.  

Eat well,

Pam

Pin It!

32 comments:

Tina said...

Yumm. I have always wondered how this delicious soup is made! Thanks so much for sharing!

Rachael Ebner said...

I love broccoli cheese soup. Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Masshole Mommy said...

Broccoli and cheese soup is my FAVORITE! I have never made it at home, but you make it look so easy that I might give it a try :)

Brandi said...

I'm seeing Broccoli and Cheese soup all over the place. I'm wondering if it is a sign to make a pot?!

Sandra McCollum said...

YUMMY! Love this and now I want it, can you share? :)
#getinmybelly

Francine@teresasfamilycleaning.com said...

I would love to give this a try!

BrettBMartin said...

one of my all time favorite foods for sure!

Jen B said...

Yumm I will gladly take a bowl of that delicious soup!

Nicole said...

Wait a minute... it has cream cheese in it? I thought broccoli and cheese soups always had some form of cheddar or whatever. This looks and sounds delicious and I like that there are options for making it with less fat.

Pam said...

That looks delicious. Broccoli and cheese soup has always been one of my favorites.

Jessica Harlow said...

This looks yummy! Broccoli and Cheese is one of my favorites and the kids slurp it up too! Win-win!

Dawn Calgaro said...

That looks yummy! I like your steamer.

Mama to 5 said...

that looks delicious, love broccoli cheese soup!

Wendy said...

I love broccoli soup, and I also love the fact that my 4yo son will eat it up too!

Beeb Ashcroft said...

Darn it, now you've gotten me hungry! LOL! Mmm that looks so good, I love this kind of soup and your recipe is nice and simple too.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Definitely one of my favorite soups! I can't believe I've never tried to make it myself. Your recipe sounds wonderful!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Mmmm...Broccoli and Cheese soup sounds so good right now. I haven't had any in forever.

Vonnie Bailey said...

Looks delicious! Love broccoli and cheese soup but never have made some from scratch. Thanks for the recipe!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

You make it look so easy! I love this soup, maybe I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

YUM! Broccoli cheese soup is my absolute favorite!

Cara Kueck said...

Oh my goodness I love Broccoli and cheese soup! I will definitely have to try this recipe!

Sierra Lorenzo said...

Interesting, I'm nervous to try this as my family isn't big on soup - but the recipe sounds so good! I'm going to give it a go!

Lisa said...

OMG!!! My Favorite I'm So Making Some Thank You!!

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack said...

I love broccoli soup. It is one of my favorites.

roxy as said...

Yumm I want some !!!

lil_lady_dz said...

I love broccoli & cheese soup! Its one of my favorites. You should make cream of mushroom, anoher goodie! I love putting tortilla strips on top of my broccoli & cheese soup. So good!

Gail Williams said...

This is a delicious looking soup. I love soup all year long. And I usually have all these ingredients to make it. Thanks.

stacy said...

I like your recipe. The broccoli chunks left in the soup are my favorite way to eat this soup.

Terri. said...

OH YUM!!! This looks so good!!! I love broccoli! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Rose-Marie said...

This soup sounds wonderful, and I love the idea of the cream cheese and cream - I'd like to make this for dinner on a dark rainy day and cold out (like today), or also have a small bowl as a starter for a special dinner.

Birdie Bee said...

Thank you for the recipe. I love broccoli and cheese soup and always looking for a different one that's a bit different.

Pixystik4U said...

i love panera's broccoli and cheese soup

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
Design by CGM