Outstanding! I was searching for a "cozy" soup and this was it. Thanx for sharing such a great soup.
I made this according to the directions, but after a bowlful, I agree with Savvy Selwal. This soup needs about 1/4 to 1/2 C of finely chopped onion. Otherwise, this is a very satisfying soup. Thanks for sharing!
My bf LOVED this soup and he hates broccoli. I can't tell you how many times he told me how good it was while he was eating it. I did add a little to it. Sauteed about 1/2 cup of diced onion before adding the flour. Used cayenne, garlic powder, and hot paprika. Added a small can of hot green chilis and used Cabot's seriously sharp white cheddar (about 4 oz), 4 oz of reg sharp cheddar and about 6 oz of Velveeta. As well as added a chicken bullion cube. Will definitely make again.
My main complaint is the soup is too thin. Needs more flour to get a good, rich and thick soup.
Generally delicious. I have made this recipe several times now, and like a lot of chefs, I think it needs onion. About 1/2 - 3/4 cups, minced. I sauté them with the butter right at the beginning. I also do 1/2 milk, 1/2 chicken broth. I use an immersion blender (not utterly pureed, just chunky) just before I add the cheese. And yes, up to 8oz of cheese is just fine!
We really liked this! Made it basically as written and it was creamy and easy and yum! Thanks for the great recipe Chris....
Very good and very easy to make. I made a couple substitutions, I used 2 cups heavy whipping cream and 2 cups milk rather then 4 cups milk. I also used red onion instead of peppers (just used what was on hand). My husband and son loved it.
I also used the advice of other reviewers and used chicken buillon granules instead of salt and added chopped garlic. I didn't have any green onion so I used chopped yellow onion. I also added cracked black pepper, which made it pretty spicy with the cayenne but very tasty. I also used a blend of cheddar cheese and velveeta, which made it rich and creamy. Very delicious soup! I will make it again for sure :)
this was awful.. timing was way off. It was not good at all.
I followed Dr. Paul's suggestions for this and it's been the best broccoli cheese soup I have tried yet. However, I still found it a bit lacking in flavor. I loved the kick the cayenne gave, but otherwise could not really taste the mustard or chicken bouillon/garlic that I added. Next time, I would try doubling the mustard and maybe adding some black pepper. I also liked the bell pepper in this, will maybe add some carrots next time too. In my opinion, fresh broccoli is a must for this, and I simmered the veggies for 20 min using fresh. Thanks for a great base recipe that allows for playing around with!