Oh my goodness you guys, this stuff is heavenly. Like for real. You must make it!
This is only the second time I’ve made this broccoli cheese soup recipe I found on Pinterest but it surely won’t be the last! The original recipe only made five bowls last time and I serve six for dinner, so I doubled it last night and I’m so glad I did because I’m having leftovers for lunch!
This is one of the very rare meals I’ve been excited to have leftovers of. I’m not the best about eating leftovers, it has to be REAL GOOD for me to consider it. And it’s not just me excited about leftovers for lunch, this is the second time my mom asked if there were leftovers of this meal that she could have.
The best news is that this is a meal you can whip up pretty quickly and easily! The prep involves dicing onions and broccoli florets. That takes a few minutes, not too long. I used a peeler to shred the carrots, and because I doubled the recipe that did take a bit to do. Still, it’s pretty quick and easy prep work compared to some of the meals I make. And it only takes about 30 minutes start to finish to cook. It does require you stay close and stir often so as not to scorch all that cream, but it’s worth it.
When the soup was finished I used an immersion blender to smooth it out because my 16yo does not like chunks in her soup, lol. It was so dreamy and creamy that way- I highly recommend getting yourself an immersion blender. I use mine to whip homemade mashed potatoes more often than anything else, but it’s also come in handy to make some mixed drinks.
Speaking of gadgets, last night’s meal got me thinking about getting a new food processor. I have a terrible reaction to onion fumes, I mean it disables me. It doesn’t stop me from dicing them almost every damned day of my life, ha, but I hate it. If my husband is home when I’m doing it he takes pity on me and dices the onions for me. It’s just so bad. I don’t know what to get though- I want something small enough I can store it in my limited space in the kitchen, and I don’t need bells and whistles. Just something to dice onions, really. Maybe a ninja? If you have suggestions let me know.