Wednesday, February 15, 2012

super simple broccoli cheese soup

Happy Wednesday everyone!  

We had a great Valentine's Day and I hope you did to.  The highlight of our day was our dinner. heehee! It is always about the food in our house!

I have gotten a few requests for the soup recipe I used.  Y' is so super easy and NOT low fat.  We love it and the kids ate seconds.  It is kid approved!

You need:

10 oz bag of frozen broccoli florets 
2 cups cheese (whatever kind you like)
(I used the Mexican style b/c I was out of cheese and they had 
this kind at the dollar store near my house.)
1 package of Pioneer white gravy mix
1 TBS Parmesan cheese
1 TBS onion powder or fresh onion minced

Put broccoli in a pot and boil to make it as soft as desired for your family.  You can lightly boil it if you like it crunchy or you can boil it until mushy.  I boiled ours for about 3 minutes.  This step is pretty much each individuals personal preference.

Next, make the gravy as directed on the packet.

Then add all the other ingredients and whisk whisk whisk.  You don't want to leave the soup on the stove unattended because it will stick and get all gooey.  

I use the whisk to break apart the broccoli florets as I stir.

You can add salt and pepper as desired.
Now that seems easy right?!

Imagine all the possibilities.  You can make cauliflower soup.  You can use the California vegetable mix and do a broccoli, cauliflower and carrot soup.  You can vary cheeses and even spices.  You could add Tabasco or wing sauce to spice it up!  Can you imagine this recipe in a bread bowl?


Soooo...go make soup!


ty said...

that looks delicious!!

Traci said...

It looks soooo good!!!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

i never ever would have though to add a package of that gravy mix....the end looked great....

Kelli W said...

Yummo! Gravy mix is a smart way to thicken it up! I think I may be the only one who would eat that at my house boys are not fans of soup.

Hattie said...

I wish my family loved broccoli like I do! That looks soooooo good! I might have to make myself a batch!!!

CameronAJackson said...

Not quite sure how I came across your blog but I made this for dinner tonight and it was so easy and super delicious! Thanks for posting it. I may have to follow your blog to get more easy recipes from you :)