Chicken Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love preparing soups as meals for my family.  Most of the time, it can be done with one pot and is a one dish meal packed with nutrition and often, I make enough for leftovers so that they’re convenient, tasty lunches through out the week.  One type of soup that I had recently for the first time was chicken broccoli cheese soup that we had during an “American Girl” tea party.  It was so delicious that I had three bowls of it and was determined to make some at home.  This is my version of the chicken broccoli cheese soupthat my whole family eagerly ate up and enjoyed!

Chicken Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe Blessings Abound Mommy

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, cubed
  • 4 heads of broccoli, chopped
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 32 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, sauté the onions and garlic in 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until onions and garlic are soft and translucent. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt 1 cup butter over medium heat and stir in flour until well blended and thick. Gradually whisk in milk, heavy cream, and chicken broth.
  3. Add chicken breast cubes, broccoli, and carrots to the milk mixture. Cover pot with lid and let simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in grated cheese until melted and heated through. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Notes

This soup can be easily halved for smaller servings.

Italian Sausage And Tortellini Soup Recipe

One of the things I serve my family regularly for lunch are soups.  They are a variety of soups that I make and they are packed with nutrition, which makes it an easy way to help ensure that my family is getting enough vegetables daily.  One of my children’s favorite happens to be this Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup.  They love the combination of Italian Sausage mixed in with cheese filled tortellini and veggies.  This Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup can be a meal all in one or served before a big meal or paired with a salad as I often do.
Italian Sausage And Tortellini Soup Recipe Blessings Abound Mommy

Recipe type: Main, Soup
Author: Jacqueline Renner
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground sweet or hot Italian Sausage (whichever you desire)
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup burgundy wine or red wine
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 20 oz. fresh three cheese tortellini pasta
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, brown the Italian sausage.
  2. Add garlic, onion, and red bell pepper cooking until softened.
  3. Stir in the beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, celery, carrots, basil, oregano, thyme, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer 20 minutes, covered with a lid. Stir in zucchini, tortellini, spinach, and parsley and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.