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ellen's elegant potato-broccoli soup

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I started out to make someone else's soup today but found I didn't have all the right ingredients and couldn't go shopping because of the weather--snowed in! So I improvised and came up with a totally different soup which is SO YUMMY! It is so filling you don't really need anything to go with it. Hope you'll give it a try!

★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's elegant potato-broccoli soup

  • 2 or 3 lg
    baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can
    (10.5 oz.) cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 8 oz
    half and half
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make ellen's elegant potato-broccoli soup

  • 1
    Cook potatoes and onions in boiling water, covered, for about 10 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    Add cream cheese and broccoli soup; mix well.
  • 3
    Stir in 3/4 of the crumbled bacon and 3/4 of the shredded cheese. Add garlic powder, chicken broth, and half and half. Stir until well combined.
  • 4
    Add the butter, salt and pepper, and cover over low to medium heat until butter has melted.
  • 5
    Stir again to combine all ingredients; simmer until hot. Serve immediately with the remaining bacon and cheese as garnish.