Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I didn't take a picture, so I will need to make this one again soon.  But here is the story.  Last night I tried to make a Panera knock-off soup recipe that has been circling the internet.  Well, I quickly noticed a few things.  #1, the soup is meant to only serve 3 people and #2, it was super thick.  So I had to quickly improvise.  My family LOVED this and slurped it right down.

Broccoli Cheese Soup (feeds 5-6 people)
½ Chopped Onion
½ C Butter (plus a small amount for the onion)
½ C Flour
5 C water
5 Chicken Bullion Cubes
4 C Half and Half
1 C Shredded Carrots
2 ½ C Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3 C Chopped Broccoli
Salt, Pepper and Nutmeg to taste

  • Saute onion in a small amount of melted butter until transparent, set aside.
  • In a large pot, make a roux using butter and flour.  Melt butter first and then add flour while stirring.
  • Add in half and half, continue stirring. It helps to use a wisk so you can easily dissolve the roux with the liquid.
  • Add water and bullion cubes, salt, pepper and nutmeg, simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add in carrots, onions and broccoli.  Simmer on low for 20 min or until all vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in cheese until melted and serve