Beer Cheese Broccoli (And Chicken) Soup

Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is absolutely wonderful on a cold winter day. It's very thick and rich and totally filling. Perfect as a main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk together both jars of cheese sauce, beer and milk. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate small pan, make the roux by melting your butter over medium-low heat and slowly adding in your flour (stirring constantly). Once nice and bubbly and well-mixed, whisk it into the sauce.
  3. Then add onion, celery, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and broccoli. Simmer for 10 minutes and you are done! Serve with nice crusty bread.
Most Helpful

Even though the directions need some fine-tuning, the soup was killer!! I scaled it down to make 1 serving, which actually made 2 servings, YAY, some for tomorrow! I didn't use Ragu for either sauces, I just made a 1/2 cup simple homemade cheese sauce (milk and velveeta), a 1/2 cup alfredo sauce, and a dab (about a 1/3 cup) of the white sauce. I then followed the lead of the other reviewer. I didn't add the chicken, but while taste-testing, I found it didn't really need it, for me anyways. It was awesome as it was, so I stopped there! Great soup!! (Mine was thick, but probably because of making my own sauces, but it was really good like that anyways! ;) ) Made for the ZWT4! :) Thanks so much! :)

Wildflour May 28, 2008

Wasn't altogether sure about how to proceed with this recipe, so I used already cook chicken breasts & steamed the veggies until not quite done! Then, I started with the recipe, mixing together the sauces, beer & milk, brought them almost to a boil, then turned down the heat & simmered for about 5 minutes! Started making the roux at this point, which took 5-6 minutes, carefully melting the butter then adding the flour, stirring over a medium-low heat! Added the veggies to the soup as per step 2, then the chicken & broccoli, & finally the roux, then cooked another 5 minutes or so. Very nice tasting soup, & it should have 5 stars, but the directions were a bit incomplete! [Made & reviewed while on World Tour 4 for the Germany Challenge #1 ~ Beverage Forum Challenge ~ Bier ist Nahrung]

Sydney Mike May 28, 2008