I love to cook for family and friends and since that is a little difficult right now, I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes with you! I am constantly wanting to send people recipes that I think they would like… but I am sure that would get kind of annoying… so I thought instead that I would share them on here. That way if it looks good to you, you can make it! This will be my way of cooking for my loved ones while I am overseas! :)
The first recipe that I have chosen is one of James’ favorite soups, Broccoli Cheese Soup. It is very easy and very satisfying on a cold day. I love to eat it with Garlic Cheese Biscuits, which recipe I will have to share at a later date! I almost always change recipes from the original to better suit our tastes. So, I will write the recipe the way we prefer it and share the link with you of the original.
The original of this recipe calls for cheddar, but I have only ever found white cheese here. I know they are not all mozzarella, but I do not know the language well enough yet to distinguish between cheeses. Therefore, I really have no idea what kind of cheese I am using. :) But, to me most “regular” cheeses are interchangeable anyways.
So, here is the recipe! I hope you enjoy it!
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 small onion (or half large), diced
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 head of broccoli, chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup flour
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- salt to taste
- Melt butter in saucepan and cook onion until soft. Add garlic and pepper. Stir in broccoli flowerets and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until broccoli is tender (approx. 10 min).
- Whisk flour and milk together. Stir into soup slowly, making sure the flour does not clump. Continue stirring frequently until thick. Stir in cheese until melted. Salt to taste.
- If you prefer a heartier soup you can add some diced chicken breast.
- If you prefer your soups to be smooth then let it cool a bit after step 1 and put the soup, in batches, in a blender and process until smooth. Then pour back into pan, and continue by adding the milk mixture.
- I have not been able to find chicken broth here yet, so I just add 4 cups of water and 2 bouillon cubes. You can add more bouillon cubes if you prefer a stronger taste.
Adapted from Allrecipes.