Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder


After a full week of sickness in our house {pink eye, ear infections & tummy aches} I finally got back in the kitchen yesterday.  Our week got turned upside down with one child sick, bad weather, our daycare provider getting sick, switching work schedules.....to be honest I don't even really remember much of the week.

Where was my glass of wine when I needed it?

Obviously, I'm not prepared for these situations.

I'm sorry if I bore you with all my soup recipes.  I realize I post quite a few of them, but we just love soup.  What can I say?  And with it being March, I know our soup days are numbered.  I'm not a big fan of eating soup when it is warm out.

So, in an effort to squeeze in just one more bowl of yumminess, I give you this Broccoli Cheddar Chowder.  Super simple to make {one pot!}and pretty darn healthy.  If you are lactose intolerant, omit the 1 cup of milk and use unsweetened almond milk or rice milk and just skip the cheese, or if your not a fan of cauliflower, just don't put it in {but trust me they taste just like potatoes in this!}


And I almost forgot to mention, this recipe came from Biz.  She is the queen of soups and well, anything really.  Her blog is HILARIOUS and her food is equally delicious.  I did change a few things, but for the most part you can thank her.

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder
4 c. chopped broccoli
2 c. chopped cauliflower
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 c. chopped carrots
2 c. chicken stock
1 c. milk
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. Italian seasoning
1 t. garlic powder
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
salt
pepper

Add all ingredients minus the cheese into a large stockpot.  Turn on medium low and partially cover with a lid for 30 minutes or until veggies are tender.  Remove 3/4 of the ingredients out of the pot and put into a blender or a food processor, processing until smooth.  Pour back into the pan and remove from the heat.  Stir in cheese.

Serve immediately or allow to cool and store for later.  {Or freeze for even later!}  Makes seven, 1.5 cup servings.


Doesn't this above photo remind you of Panera?  Gosh, for a second I felt like I was serving myself their soup and baguette....but I soon realized I was at home, with kids tugging at my pant legs and the dog begging to go outside.

The dream quickly ended.

Please put this into your dinner rotation.  You can thank me {or Biz} for filling your tummy.

6 comments:

  1. From one soup whore to another - it looks delicious! Thank you so much for the shout out!

    It really does look like a plate from Panera! And you know what? My daughter works at the Panera on State Street. They don't make any of their soups in house - they come to the store frozen! I was so disappointed when she told me that - but they are still tasty!

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  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)March 3, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Broccoli cheddar soup is AMAZING! I've never made it though ... I don't think ...

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  3. That looks amazing! Aww hope you feel better!

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  5. when u put T is that for tablespoon or teaspoon?

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  6. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsMarch 21, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    T is for tablespoon and t is for teaspoon. Hope this helps!

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