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Heavenly and Hearty Cream of Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It finally snowed last night, enough to stay on the ground (we had a brief snowfall on Halloween day, but it was gone within an hour!) My kids are thrilled, they were so excited to get outside to the bus this morning – I, however, was not. OH MY GOSH, IT’S COLD!

What better time to share this delicious soup with you all than on a day where soup is much needed after a nice cold snowfall. Warm up with a delicious bowl of Cheddar and Broccoli soup, and if you are heading outside be sure to bundle up!

If you are a fan of homemade soups (who isn’t?) then this is a quick and easy soup you may just want to add to your rotation! I haven’t always been a big soup lover,  always thought soup was just something you ate growing up while feeling sick – but of course, as I grew up that all changed. I started to like making my soups, to my liking and eating them during the cold weather months. Nothing warms you up like a delicious hot bowl of hearty soup!

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups milk
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • two tsp salt
  • two tsp pepper
  • 5 – 8 cups shredded old cheddar
  • two rough chopped broccoli crowns

Directions:

  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium-high heat
  2. Once butter is melted, stir in flour until mixed well
  3. Add salt, pepper and garlic
  4. Stir in broth and slowly add milk
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
  6. Turn heat to low and stir in the cheese and broccoli
  7. Cover and let cook 30-40 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but soup always makes these cold, damp days feel so much better. I could eat soup for lunch or dinner every day of the week during the winter and never get tired of it! Coming up with new and fun ideas for soups can be a bit tricky though especially for the kids.

My kids tend to be very picky when it comes to soup and would you believe it; only three would eat this soup! They don’t know what they are missing out on!

What is your favourite soup to enjoy on a nice cold winter day?