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RECIPE: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Posted November 10, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Recipe / 1 Comment

Once again this is a Fizzified recipe when means there’s really no measurements to work with. Cook as much as you need to make the servings you want at the consistency you want.  I like mine a bit thicker with a LOT of cheese so I’ll use less liquid and more cheese.  Stir and taste, that’s how it works in my kitchen.

Broccoli Cheese Soup


Ingredients

  • Broccoli
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Shredded cheese your preference
  • Flour

Directions

  1. Start by cooking the broccoli in chicken broth. (I tend to use soup base to get the flavor strength I want.) This does two things for your soup. A. It adds additional flavor to the broccoli and B. it provides additional liquid to flavor the final soup.
  2. Once the broccoli is thoroughly cooked you want to basically mash it up. I’ve been known to run it through the blender with some of the leftover broth so that it doesn’t clump up.
  3. In your pot create a roux with some of the broth, flour and a bit of the cream.  Mix in some of the cheese until it is melty.  Add in the broccoli, remaining cream, remaining cheese and broth as needed to maintain your preferred consistency.  Remember that as the cheese melts and the creams heats it will thicken.
  4. Simmer on low until the cheese is thoroughly melted and blended into the soup.
  5. Enjoy!

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RECIPE: Zucchini Fritters

RECIPE: Zucchini Fritters

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RECIPE: Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

RECIPE: Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

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RECIPE: Banana Bread

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RECIPE: Jacked Up Potatoes

RECIPE: Jacked Up Potatoes

I remember growing up my aunt frequently made some hash brown and cheese something that was called Party Potatoes.  I frequently made my own version thereof with shredded potatoes instead of frozen hash browns and just did my own thing with it.  It morphed a few times over the years but really settled when I made a mistake at the store one day.  Teach me not to pay attention when grabbing sour cream from the dairy case.  I got home with sour cream and chive dip.  The rest is history.  It has replaced sour cream in all the savory dishes and replaced French Onion dip for most chip dipping as well.  It’s fresh and light with flavor.  Who needs the other?  but I got sidetracked.  The reason I was buying sour cream to begin with is to make my potatoes.  I wasn’t going back to the store, one trip was […]

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