When I was younger, my Mumika couldn’t cook. She charred meat. She scorched the bottom of cookies (something she still does). It was horrible. So at the age of 9, I decided to take over the preparation of our dinners. The only dinner she could make perfectly was Thanksgiving or Christmas, so those were the days she cooked.
As I got older, she slowly got better at cooking….as long as it was from a recipe. I call it the “Recipe Phenomenon.” If there were directions, she could make it.
Somehow, she came across this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe of amazing yumminess. I believe it was in my adolescent years when she was trying to impress a man with her food that it found it’s way into our household. However it came about, all other broccoli cheese soups pale in comparison to this one.
The awesome part of this recipe is there is not condensed can cream of anything soup in it. And you have three (3!) different ways to make it and it will come out perfect every time.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
16 oz Broccoli Florets (frozen is fine, you can also chop it if you want)
1 pound Velvetta, cubed
8 oz cream cheese, cubed
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 tablespoons of butter
Way 1: Put everything in a food processor and chop until it resembles thick soup. Then heat and eat.
Way 2: Put everything into a big pot over medium heat and stir occasionally. Once everything is melted and the broccoli and onions are tender, serve.
Way 3: Put everything in a crockpot on high for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally. Once broccoli is tender, serve.
Serves: 8. Calories: 302, Carbohydrates: 14 grams, Sugar: 10 grams, Protein: 16 grams
This soup will change your life. It is so hearty, so delicious, you will never look at broccoli cheese soup the same. I love this soup so much I used to beg my Mumika to make it. And it freezes perfectly. So if there’s only one or two of you, make it, freeze it, and reheat it another day. I remember how happy I used to get when I would find that soup in the freezer.
Thanks Mumika for this amazing awesomeness of happy soup eating.