Sunday, January 15, 2012

Broccoli Potato Soup

Well when I said it has been unseasonable warm in Ohio I must have jinxed us.  Today when we got up it was 6 degrees out....perfect soup weather!  I fixed a big pot of this soup last night and we have also reheated it for lunch after church today.  Bill likes broccoli soup and I am just ok with it, but add potatoes and I am a big fan.  My favorite soup is potato.  I also garnished mine in the picture above with some cheddar cheese but Bill just puts crackers in his.  I guess mine is more like a loaded baked potato soup...oh now that sounds good!  Maybe I should have added a little bacon.

I used Ore Ida frozen Steam n' Mash potatoes.  This made it quick and easy, just microwave the potatoes but don't mash them, take them out of the microwave and pour them right in the soup pan.

I also use broccoli florets in my soup as I do not like cut broccoli because of ending up with a lot of stems.

Broccoli Potato Soup

1 stick margarine
1/2 C flour
4 C chicken broth
1 can 12 oz evaporated milk
1 can 10 3/4 oz cream of mushroom soup
1 pkg 14 oz broccoli, I used Birds Eye Baby Broccoli Florets
1 pkg 24 oz Ore Ida Steam n'Mash Cut Russet Potatoes
6 oz cheddar cheese
more cheddar cheese if you wish to garnish the soup with cheese

Microwave the bag of potatoes for 10 min.  Microwave or cook broccoli according to package directions.  In a large soup pan melt margarine over medium heat.   Add potatoes, broccoli and remaining ingredients.  Cook until soup is hot.


  1. Hi Nina,
    This soup is so good and so easy.I told your Dad the kids and I go on your site and look at the recipes before we go to the store and pick some to fix for supper. They love your recipes. And I love to read about your family. I feel like I gain weight just reading.

  2. Thanks Shareen....I am glad you like it. Birds Eye has even seen this recipe and sent me a message that they liked it also.

    1. If I were you I'd be so impressed that a company made a comment. Now if there could be a money making business. I can see you heading that direction with all this cooking and these wonderful recipes. I fix this for my Mother in law and she thinks it's better than Bob Evans. Love You.

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