LOADED BROCCOLI POTATO SOUP – Nothing beats a hearty bowl of traditional potato soup. It’s got you covered whether you’re trying to warm up on a chilly day or simply fill up on a hungry one. So, what can we do to make it better? By adding broccoli, carrots, and garlic, as well as a great cheese sauce for a touch of cheddar, the soup becomes divine. Even better, it’s quite simple to prepare, and the entire family will like it. Take a look!
LOADED BROCCOLI POTATO SOUP
— 2 – 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
— 2-3 large carrots, peeled and diced
— 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed into small pieces
— 1 tsp. onion powder
— 2 small heads of broccoli (washed and diced small)
— 3 Tbsp. butter
— ⅓ cup flour
— 3½ – 4 cups milk
— 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
— 1 tsp. salt
— ½ tsp. garlic pepper
— 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
In a large pot, combine chicken broth, carrots potatoes, and onion powder.
Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add broccoli, cover, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
While simmering, melt butter in a large saucepan.
Whisk in the flour and cook for another minute (or until golden brown).
Whisk in milk and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Add cheese and stir until it is all melted.
Add salt and garlic pepper.
Pour cheese sauce into the large pot and stir until well combined.
Add more milk for a thinner consistency if you like a thinner soup, and add any additional salt and pepper needed.
Top with bacon pieces and serve warm!!!