Ellen Bales


This soup tastes absolutely heavenly; hence the name! I needed to use up some broccoli and some potatoes so I created this and I think I have found a real winner.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This hearty, creamy soup will be a hit whenever served. The Test Kitchen loved the addition of broccoli, elevating this from a traditional potato soup. The flavors are balanced wonderfully and the cheese adds the perfect creaminess. The smokey bacon on top provides a final pop of flavor. We did add an additional 1/2 cup of chicken broth to thin the soup out as we originally thought it was a bit thick. Overall, this is delicious! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 large
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 c
    half and half
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    salt, as desired
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    summer savory
  • 1 pinch
    thyme, dried
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c
    shredded triple cheddar with a touch of Philadelphia
  • 6 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ·
    croutons for garnish, if desired



  1. In separate saucepans, cook the potatoes and broccoli in boiling salted water, covered, until tender, about 10 minutes for each; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the onion in butter until tender, then add the garlic. When the garlic becomes aromatic, after about 1 to 2 minutes, stir in the flour and blend well. Gradually add the chicken broth and half and half, stirring constantly until it begins to get thick. If it gets too thick, add a little more liquid. Remember, the cheese will add thickness as well.
  3. Stir in seasonings and the cheese, heating over low heat. When the cheese is melted, add the potatoes and broccoli.
  4. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; drain and crumble. Add bacon to the soup and stir thoroughly.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls; garnish with croutons and bacon bits.

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Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Soup's On!

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