years ago i visited a country restaurant in smithville, ohio called "The Barn". they served the best broccoli cheese soup EVER. later, in our local newspaper recipe section someone shared a recipe for broccoli cheese soup that sounded as if it might be similar to what i had loved at The Barn. i tried it, it was and after that became a family favorite in my house.
here's that recipe for those who, unlike me, :( can still handle a good share of cheesiness. it is delicious!
Broccoli Cheese Soup
(makes 4 qts which is a lot unless you have a family to feed. you might want to cut the recipe down.)
2 T. butter
1/3 c. onion chopped fine
sauté' these together for 3 minutes.
add 3 c. chicken stock or 3 c. water with 3 chicken bouillon cubes
cook until dissolved.
bring to boil and add:
4 oz. fine egg noodles
1 - 10 oz package frozen chopped broccoli (or equivalent of fresh)
1/4 t. garlic powder
cook all this until noodles and broccoli are tender (about 5 minutes)
stir in 3/4 lb. velveeta cheese, cubed and 3 c. milk.
cook and stir until smooth. do not boil.
you will love it, i promise!