Soup's On: Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Soup's On Recipe Link Up!
I have a delicious soup to share with you today.
It's one of my favorites and SO easy to make!
 Here is what you need:
1 stick butter
Diced Onion (I am a cheater & buy pre-diced onion because my eyes are so sensitive to onion)
2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic (I am a lazy with this also & buy the pre minced garlic)
1/3 cup flour 
  4 cups of whole milk (I like it creamy so I do 2 cups whole milk & 2 cups of Half & Half. I am sure you could use low fat milk if you wanted to cut the fat)
1 can chicken broth
3 heads broccoli, cut into florets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups grated cheddar cheese

In your soup pot, melt the butter and saute the diced onions and garlic:
 This is what pre-minced garlic looks like. Love it. Lazy cooks unite!
 After 5 minutes of sauteing the butter, onions & garlic, add in the 1/3 cup of flour.
Stir it in until it is all dissolved and cook heat it up for a few minutes.
 Add the can of chicken broth.
Add in your milk/half & half and have your stove on simmer.
 While the soup is simmering, dice up your broccoli. I just use the florets & discard the thick stems.
I like big broccoli chunks, but cut them up to whatever size/consistency you like.
 Add the broccoli to the soup!
Add some salt & pepper. I like LOTS of pepper.
 Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Make sure the soup doesn't boil. Nothing is worse than boiled milk. Yuck!
 After 30 minutes & right before you serve the soup, it's time to add the cheese.
You will need 4 cups of cheese. Again, I am lazy so I use the pre-grated bags.
I like a mix of cheeses, so I always do a 2 cup bag of Sharp Cheddar and a 2 cup bag of triple cheddar.
 SLOWLY add the cheese to the soup, a handful at a time.
Stir each handful in so that the cheese is nice and melted.
 You will get a very nice consistency:
 Sometimes, if I have bacon in my fridge, I will cook some up to add as a garnish to the soup.
The soup is wonderful on it's own, but who doesn't love bacon?!!?\
I dice up some bacon, line a baking sheet with foil & bake in a 375 oven for 15-20 min.
Oven cooked bacon is the way to go. So easy!
 When it's time to serve the soup, I add another sprinkle of cheese & some bacon!
And, I always serve it with french bread. I love bread. And carbs. And bacon.
 Yummy. Comfort Soup at it's finest!
 Very easy to make & delicious. And, like I said before, you don't need to add the bacon, the soup is still wonderful without out it!
**Serves about 8-10 people**

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  1. Looks yummy!! How many does this serve? Would it be ok to double the recipe? Can't wait to make it!!

  2. It looks delicious! Bacon gives it a nice touch!

  3. This looks delicious! I am all about the pre-cut onions too. You already had me at cheese and bacon though :) Heather

  4. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it! I don't have many soup recipes, so am excited about this linky party! Thanks for hosting!

  5. I don't trust people who don't eat bacon;) Haha and lazy? How about 'time management' ...or I suppose lazy works too. Ha

  6. I love the idea of adding bacon. Yum! I use garlic out of the jar all the time. I hate how sticky fresh garlic feels when you're peeling it.

  7. pre minced garlic is all i use too!! =) this soup looks amazing ~ i LOVE soups but hubby isn't a fan so i rarely make them! I need to start making them for lunches so i can still enjoy them!! Off to check out some of the linked recipes!!

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  9. Oh my goodness, I made your broccoli cheddar soup and it was sooooooo good, thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh my gosh I made it today! Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I've been reading your blog for a while, have tried several of your recipes. Your kids are similar ages to mine - I get so many great ideas from your site. I bookmarked this soup a while ago and today I finally made it. It is sooooo good. Better than Panera. Thanks!

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  13. Great recipe. Makes me want to round house kick someone through window. You don't have to blend it. Just mush up the broccoli with a spoon after its cooked and soft. Also add some more chicken stock if its too viscous or some flour if its too liquidy.

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