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When the weather gets cold and the nights get long, delicious soups are a perfect comfort food!  My mom is a great cook, and soups are one of her specialities.  My ten-year-old even requested my mom’s broccoli cheddar soup for her special birthday dinner a while back!  We made it again recently, so I decided to share it with you all!

 

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Ingredients:

(2 ) 12-oz bags of frozen broccoli florets

2 cans of chicken broth

1 1/2 cups milk or cream

1/4 cup instant potato flakes (maybe more to thicken)

1 cup shredded cheese (or more for a cheesier flavor!)

salt to taste

Start by cooking the frozen broccoli in the chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and cook until the broccoli softens.

 

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Next, use a potato masher or a hand blender to blend the broccoli partially down.  (This Smart Stick is awesome!  Find mine via my affiliate link here.)

 

 

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After blending, pour in the milk.  We used 1 1/2 cups for this recipe, but you can adjust that to make the soup thicker or thinner.

 

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Next, add some potato flakes.  My mom just sprinkles them in without measuring, but start with around 1/4 cup, and adjust if the soup needs thickening.  You can add more milk if it becomes too thick!

 

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Lastly, add the shredded cheddar.  We used 1 cup this time, but you can always add more if you want it really cheesy!

 

Top with more shredded cheese and even sour cream if you prefer!  It’s a great weeknight meal or yummy lunch!  This recipe makes 6-8 servings.  Let me know what you think of it!

 

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