Usually when we pick out recipes they are either a) unhealthy, which means they are probably a bad idea to make or b) require us to go get a bunch of ingredients.The other day, our mom wanted us to make something that used up things in the fridge instead. Our solution was this soup. Potato soup and broccoli soup are both pretty yummy on their own, and this hybrid was excellent too. It’s cheesy, vegetable-packed, and super healthy. The only fat in the recipe comes from the chicken stock and cheese.
One thing to note is that we think that this could use a little bit more broccoli. Also, since we were making it out of things we already had, we were out of celery and had to omit it. We highly recommend adding it for even more flavor. Both of these changes are reflected in the directions. Try it out for your dinner this week; we highly recommend it!
Potato Broccoli Soup
Recipe adapted from Simply in Season
Serves about 8
2 cups diced potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup minced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup water
2 1/2- 3 cups chopped broccoli
4 cups milk, divided (any fat percentage is fine)
2 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/3 cup flour
1 cup shredded Swiss, Havarti, or sharp cheddar cheese
Combine the potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and water in a large saucepan and cook together at medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli and continue to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Add 3 cups of the milk, bouillon cubes, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and heat until boiling.
Blend the additional 1 cup of milk and the flour in a small bowl until smooth. Stir into the soup and cook until thickened. Turn off the heat. Stir in the cheese until melted.
At this point, you can either leave it chunky or puree it. If you would like to puree it, transfer to a blender, food processor, or use an immersion blender and process until smooth. Serve with a little extra shredded cheese. Enjoy!