Smoky Cheese Broccoli Soup

Cheesy broccoli soup is my oldest daughters favorite soup.  I have been making it for years.  My recipe is a combo of my moms and my friend Shelly’s.  I don’t have it written down it’s just up there in my noggin.  This soup is rich, thick, and extremely cheesy!  The last few times I made it I attempted to slim it down.  It was not a hit.  Everyone wants the full fat version, so thick and cheesy it’s almost like a dip!   I conceded and whipped up a pot of the “real”  cheesy broccoli soup.  (Thats what my Sissa asked for, “Mom could you make the real cheesy broccoli soup please?”.)

 

 

I knew when I saw this cheese while  in Ohio that I needed to buy it, for many reasons, but cheesy broccoli soup came to mind!  If you can’t find this cheese or one similar, smoked Gouda is what I usually use, it’s perfect for adding that smoky flavor.

 

 

Any beer will also do, but Ale adds a nutty flavor that pairs with the white cheddar perfectly….so if you can get your hands on an Ale I advise using it, if not PBR works too!

 

 

OK we have our smoky, our nutty, our cheesy now we need our broccolEEE-ee!  Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, toss in your clean broccoli florets into boiling water, let boil for 2 minutes, drain into a colander, and run under freezing cold water for a minute to stop the cooking process.  You an also remove the broccoli to a bowl of ice water, but I usually do it the aforementioned way.  Once your broccoli is cooled, chop into small pieces.  My kids don’t like big chunks in there broccoli soup so I chop mine pretty fine.

 

Do you have a soup recipe your family begs for?

 

 

 

There you have it!!   Dunk a hunk of Italian break into the edge and cuddle up with a warm bowl of  of Smoky Cheese Broccoli Soup!  The perfect winter meal.

What season do you most often make soup in? Winter? Spring? Summer? or Fall?

“all ya got ta do is call….and I’ll beeee there…yes I will…you gotta frand..”  

A little song for your soup eating pleasure ; ) !

Luvya, Sheila

 

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  1. 1

    Ooooh! Smoky beery cheesy soupy…yep, it’s calling my name!! :)

    • 1.1
      Sheila :

      MMM it’s calling my name today too…it is so cold her Nikki Omagerd! Send us some sunshine my southern friend!

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