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heavenly broccoli/potato soup

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

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. 12-28-14

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For heavenly broccoli/potato soup

  • 3 c
    fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 lg
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 sm
    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

How To Make heavenly broccoli/potato soup

  • 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.
  • Heavenly Broccoli/Potato Soup
    Ladle the soup into bowls; garnish with croutons and bacon bits.