So just to let you know, this recipe isn't high on the healthy recipes list. But you have to allow some wiggle room. And when it's cold outside, sometimes all I want is a nice, big unhealthy bowl of soup! I make this broccoli and cheese soup at least every other week and Logan thinks it's better than Panera's. I'm not so sure about that, but I am sure that it's pretty much delicious!
When I first started to explore with making this soup, things went bad y'all...real bad. It was probably back in October and I had worked late that night. But as a new wife, I was (and still am sometimes) determined to make my husband a yummy dinner. It was 10 o'clock at this point, just to clarify. But I wasn't going to NOT make dinner! So here I am, tired, so hungry myself that I want to rip open the bag of frozen broccoli and just start devouring them, like an animal. I'm following the directions step by step, from a different recipe, not this one, and it's just not working! Things are burning, and I had what's supposed to be broccoli and cheese soup spilling over into my entire kitchen! I had a melt down to say the least. At that point, I'm sure Logan was wondering, "Who is this crazy lady I married?" I straight up acted like a toddler, throwing down the spoon and running to the couch to cry, literally screaming, "I just want to eat!"
After I gathered myself together, which is kind of an over statement, there we sat. Spooning this liquid, grain-like substance of a mess that was supposed to be broccoli and cheese soup, the ultimate comfort food. After that night, I found this recipe below. With my husband on standby in case of another soup meltdown, I made it successfully! No more shameful meltdowns...well, with this recipe at least.
I follow the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything, exactly, except I switch out chicken broth for vegetable broth and I mix mine with an immersion blender at the end, but you don't have to do this step. This is the easiest recipe I found and it takes no time to make! I seriously hope you all try it!