Posts Tagged white pepper

Creamy, Comforty, Broccoli-Cheese Soup

This week I had a great opportunity to start blogging for our local newspaper, the Columbia Daily Tribune. I will post an item there every other week talking about food, like I do for this blog. I’m excited about dipping my toes back into the journalism waters again. So, there will be times like today when I refer back to something I posted in the Trib’s Community Kitchen blog.

I certainly didn’t want to skip this post, as it’s one of my favorite recipes and one I tend to use as a back up when I can’t think of something else to make. Check out my broccoli-cheese soup, I’m hope you love it as much as I do. Click here to see my Community Kitchen post.

Broccoli-Cheese Soup

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 10 oz. frozen broccoli
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz. American cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (+ enough water to make it a slurry)

In a large pot or Dutch oven, bring the 6 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the fresh and frozen broccoli, and onions. Once the vegetables are soft, add the spices and cheese and stir making sure the cheese doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. In the meantime, mix the cornstarch and a little water in a small bowl until it’s smooth without lumps.  Now that the cheese has melted, add the milk and heavy cream. Once the soup is smooth, add in the cornstarch mixture and allow to simmer. The soup will thicken as it heats. Serve in a bread bowl or alone. Makes 8 servings.

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