Friday, October 14, 2016

Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup

I love soup! I have so many favorites but I can never turn down a good bowl of broccoli cheddar or loaded baked potato and this recipe combines the two to make a wonderful and hearty dinner on a cool fall night! I know I'm going to be making this one often! This recipe is adapted from Lil Luna.

32 oz chicken broth
1/2 cup diced carrots
4 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed)
2 small heads broccoli (chopped)
1 tsp onion powder
6 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled)
3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup flour
3 1/2 cups milk 
4 cup shredded cheddar
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt 
pepper to taste 

In a large pot place the carrots, potatoes, onion powder and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then over and simmer for 10 minutes.Stir in the broccoli and simmer for another 10 minutes.  In a sauce pan melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Cook for 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk. Once it begins to thicken add to the pot with vegetables and stir well then bring to a simmer. Stir in 3 cups of cheddar cheese and turn off the heat. Stir in 3/4 of the bacon bits. Serve with extra cheese and bacon bits on top.

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