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I have a craving and need a good recipe!

Okay so I've been craving broccoli cheese soup for like 3 days straight with grilled cheese. I don't know why, I guess because we had a brief cold snap here of fall-like weather and its a comfort food and I haven't had any in at least a year. Anyways, I used to like Chili's version of the soup but the stopped making it. I don't eat meat, so I need a recipe that doesn't have chicken stock or broth in it. It doesn't matter if its low fat or anything, I just need a really good soup!!!


Asked by SweetLoveofMine at 12:43 AM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Broccoli and Cheddar Soup with Cheesy Croutons

    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1/4 cup flour
    3 cups milk (plant or animal)
    2 cups vegetable stock
    1 teaspoon salt
    Pinch cayenne pepper
    Pinch ground nutmeg
    2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, tossed with
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
    Cheesy Croutons (recipe follows)

    In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

    Sprinkle with flour and saute for 2 minutes.

    Gradually whisk in milk, stock, salt, cayenne pepper and nutmeg; reduce heat and simmer, whisking, until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes.

    Add cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition until cheese is melted. Do not let boil.


    Answer by rkoloms at 3:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I don't have a recipe for you, but any recipe that calls for broth or stock you can substitute vegetable broth/stock, it's right there next to the chicken broth.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:45 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Quizno's has the most rockin' Broc n' Cheese soup, it's awesome!!

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 12:48 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • If you have a recipe just swap the chicken stock for vegtable stock.

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 7:57 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Stir in hot pepper sauce (if using). Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until heated through.

    Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with croutons.

    Makes 18 croutons (enough to garnish 6 to 9 servings)

    18 baguette slices (1/2 inch)
    Olive oil
    1/2 cup shredded or grated cheese (any type or mix)
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Preheat broiler, with rack placed 4 inches from heat. Brush both sides of baguette slices lightly with oil and place on baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until toasted on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Sprinkle with cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Broil until cheese is just melted, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly on sheet on a wire rack and use warm.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2010