This is a great hardy soup recipe. My husband and I like this one with a loaf of homemade bread and a bowl of soup for dinner. Very satisfying
This soup seriously rocked! I did change one major thing though; I left out the milk. Having pureed the soup prior to the milk-adding part I tasted it and it was delicious and 'creamy'. Adding the milk would only have diluted it. The potato, once pureed, added the creamy factor and the real butter added the lovely mouth-feel. Once the cheese was in, I added seasoned salt and pepper to taste. Thumbs up from the kids too.
This soup tasted more like broccoli and potato soup than broccoli and cheese soup (even though I added double the cheese recommended). I substituted the vegetable stock with chicken broth and I only had 1/2 an onion so I used 1/2 onion and 1/2 tsp onion powder. It's also missing salt and pepper. This recipe is more than 2-3 servings if you serve it with a sandwich (It's more like 6 servings).
I wanted so bad for this soup to be great, but it wasn't. It was very bland. I doubled the cheese portion and it still wasn't cheesy enough. I ended up doubling the cheese portion, adding about 1 teaspoon of Lowry's salt, and then putting about a tablespoon of cheese right on the soup before serving, which improved it a little.
I had some leftover broccoli, so I used it to make this soup. Yea!!! I'm so glad I did. This really hit the spot. Thanks Miller!