Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup (with Bacon)
*Make gravy using 3 c. hot water
1 c. cool water
1 ½ c gravy mix (we use Morrison's Peppered Gravy mix from Sam's Club)
Set aside.
Finely chop 16 oz. frozen broccoli (or steamed fresh).
Cut 4 slices bacon into ½” pieces; cook in 4 qt. Dutch oven until crisp. Remove bacon. (Vegetarian option: forget the bacon and saute onion in butter/margarine)
Cook 1 med. onion, chopped, in grease until crisp-tender.
Stir in gravy + 2c shredded or cubed processed American cheese until cheese is melted.
Stir in broccoli and bacon.
Stir in ½-1 c. chicken broth until desired consistency.
Salt & pepper to taste. Heat to serving temperature.

*optional gravy substitute:
1/4 c margarine melted
½ c flour
½ t salt
Blend together with whisk.
Add 4 c. milk (1 1/3 c. dry milk + 4 c. water) all at once & cook quickly until mixture thickens & bubbles. Remove from heat.


  1. I'm drooling already.

    And this is so ironic, because as I was falling asleep last night, I thought, "I need to ask Mom to write down her broccoli soup recipe"!

    So you are officially Mom #3 :)

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe! Love this soup and crave it all the time now.


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