Broccoli, Potato, & Cheddar Cheese Soup

October 23, 2007 at 11:34 pm | Posted in potatoes, soup | 1 Comment

My friend Nikki gave this recipe to our friend Clara as one of her first “cooking dinner for my husband” recipes. Clara said it was awesome and of course Nikki likes it, so I had to make it. What could be better than loads of cheese and potatoes??? YUM! It has been such a cold, rainy, icky day today so I am glad that it was on the menu for tonight’s dinner!!

Recipe taken directly from Nikki’s blog:


1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 cans chicken broth (the regular soup size cans)

2 cups broccoli florets chopped (I usually just use frozen broccoli … I heat it for a minute so I can cut it, then I chop it up)

1 1/4 cups milk

8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese

3 peeled and cubed potatoes
you can also top with cooked bacon and green onions (I usually skip the onions, but the bacon is good)


Mix 1/3rd cup of chicken broth with the 1/4 cup of flour until smooth and set aside
Combine remaining chicken broth, potatoes and broccoli in a pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook for 8 mins or until potatoes are tender. (now here I usually wing it and just leave it uncovered and let it cook until the potatoes are soft … you will need to taste test here so pay attention. Also sometimes I put a few more potatoes and/or broccoli in so I make sure that the broth covers them and if I use more I throw a little bit more milk in …. not half a gallon)
Then you’re going to gradually stir in the flour mixture from step 1 and cook for another 3-5 mins
Then stir in the milk and cheddar cheese. Stir constantly until the cheese is melted and your done.
When you serve it put a little bit of cheese on top and break up a piece of bacon

The only things that I changed – I was out of broccoli so I skipped that but next time I will use it. Also no onions on ours.

Pig Rating: He said “It’s good.” He isn’t a huge soup fan, but he did clean his bowl and he seemed to like it pretty well.

Mrs. Pig Rating: I really liked this a lot!! I love potatoes and cheese…a goody for cold rainy evening for sure!

Recipe from Nikki’s blog, picture from our kitchen!

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  1. Very Very Yummy! My DH & I loved it! Thank you for the recipe! I didn’t have broccoli either and it was good! Perfect on a cold rainy night just like you said!

    Thank you again April!

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