Monday, October 18, 2010

Soup's On

A special thanks to the blog readers who've waited so patiently for this broccoli cheese soup recipe. I first had this soup about two years ago at 2439 Fairfield "A Bed and Breakfast" (pictured above). This is a great place to host a small baby shower or luncheon, and their cookbook is filled with wonderful local recipes. If you want one of your own, they're $18 and can be purchased by e-mailing

And if you just want this magical soup recipe, here you go:

Broccoli Cheese Soup
by Jimmy Harris

1 stick butter
1 large onion, chopped
6 cups water or chicken broth
6 chicken bouillon cubes
8 oz medium egg noodles, crushed fine
28 oz frozen broccoli florets
1/8 tsp garlic powder
6 cups half and half
2 lbs Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp white pepper

  • Saute onion and butter in large pot.  
  • Add water and chicken bouillon and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, cook broccoli in microwave, drain and pulse in food processor.
  • Add egg noodles to liquid.
  • Let cook uncovered 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in broccoli and garlic powder, add pepper, let cook 3 minutes
  • Add half and half and heat to almost boiling (don't let it boil) then add Velveeta and cheddar cheese.
  • Stir constantly to melt cheese and keep it from scorching
  • Add salt if needed.
This freezes really well, so make a pot and put away for winter! I imagine Ty and us enjoying this with the fireplace roaring, sweatpants on and cozied up on the couch.


Ashley Netherton said...

YUMM-O! Do you have any of those fancy small soup bowls I can borrow to eat these out of ? I wish I would have gotten one of the cookbooks, I think I'll order one, it's got special memories for us !

melissa said...

thanks!! Can't wait to try it!

Stephanie Jordan said...

DO NOT purchase this cookbook. You have a birthday coming up and Christmas just around the corner. I'm sure someone will be kind enough to get one for you!!

I'll also put small soup bowls and tiny coffee cups on your wish list!

Ashley Netherton said...

oh ok, i'm kind of scared after such a strong warning! yes ma'am!! I'll definetly avoid the purchase! but i don't know if my willpower can be as strong with the cups.. what would chris do, if i replaced our coffee mugs with those ?!?!? I'll have to drink diet coke & hot chocolate out of mine since i dont drink coffee!!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

yay, thanks! That's where we had my bridesmaid luncheon right before our wedding. So sweet. Can't wait to make this.

Annette said...

Do you know how many servings this makes? Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Jordan said...


I'm not sure on the exact number of servings, but here are a few hints.

It fills my big stock pot up to about two inches from the top.

I think you could easily serve 15-20 people with this.