Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Remember a few weeks ago I said I was going to share some new recipes I have tried.
Well here I am sharing the goodies! I hope this becomes a regular thing. I love cooking but even more so I love baking so hopefully I can mix up the too and share the goodness from the kitchen.
{I might need that new camera on my Christmas list and might want to add a 50mm lense}

Since the weather is FINALLY cooling off and we hit the holiday's, I turn to warmer dishes. 
First on the list, Vegetable soup!
Doesn't sound appealing, I promise you'll thank me later.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion {maybe a little more if your like me and love onions}
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrot 
  • 1 celery stick {I skipped this because we didn't have any in the house}
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth 
  • 2 large baking potatoes - make sure you peel and chop
  • 1 tablespoon of flour {you might need a bit more depending how you like your soups - I like them thicker so I added more flour}
  • 1/2 cup of water 
  • 2/3 cup of milk 
  • 2 cups of chopped broccoli {like the onion, I love broccoli so I added closer to 4 cups}
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 

I added a cup of pepperjack cheese as well

  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot
  2. Add onions, carrots and celery
  3. Allow to saute over medium heat until tender to taste
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 to 2 additional minutes
  5. Add chicken broth and potatoes 
  6. Bring all to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender as well to taste {this could take up to 30 minutes depending how you cut your potatoes- remember smaller the piece the faster they cook}
  7. Mix flour with water and add to pot
  8.  Lower the flame to a simmer until soup is slightly thick {depending how you like it}
  9. Add milk and broccoli 
  10. Finish cooking until broccoli is also tender to taste
  11. Soup should be heated all the way through. {Be careful when tasting to not burn your tongue}
  12. Stir in cheese {any cheese you would like} 
  13. Allow to melt completely 
  14. Serve with your favorite toppings

Enjoy yummy soup on a cold night! 

recipe originally from here