Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup


                 Are you one of those people that orders a bowl of soup every time you go out
           to dinner? "I'am". I love just a warm and comforting bowl of soup. When there is a
           little chill in the air make yourself some soup. It's so good for the soul. Serve with -
           croutons or crusty bread and a nice bottle of pumpkin beer.

                                                            Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

            5 celery ribs, finely chopped
            3 medium carrots, finely chopped
            1 small onion, finely chopped
            3 tablespoons of butter
            2 boxes chicken broth
            4 cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped
            1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
            salt and pepper
            1/2 cup all-purpose flour
            1/2 cup water
            3 cups ( 12 ounces ) cheddar cheese, shredded
            1 ( 8 ounce ) package cream cheese, cubed. room temp
            1 bottle of a light color beer

            1) In a large pot on the stovetop, Saute celery, carrots and onion in butter until
            almost tender, add the broth, broccoli, red pepper, salt and pepper. Combine
            flour and water until smooth, stir into the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat
            simmer uncovered, for 30 - 40 minutes or until tender.
            2) Stir in cheeses and beer. Cook until heated through and cheese is melted.
            Stirring occasionally ( do not boil ) Serve desired amount.
            3) Add any topping that you may like. Extra cheddar, green onions, sour cream,
            croutons and crumbled bacon.
                " Note this soup is not extra thick. You could use velveeta cheese instead
             of the cheddar. "I like the cheddar" Make sure to mix the flour and water together
             before putting into the soup!!!
   

60 comments:

  1. Oh, I'll bet that's yummy! I'd have to use vegetable broth, of course. I'm a soup person too, especially now that it's starting to feel wintery around here :)

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  2. This looks SO good! Totally pinning you :)

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  3. Mmm I love beer cheese soup but this looks even better with the extra veggies/flavors/textures in it...and cream cheese. Yum! Perfect for a cold day!

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  4. This sounds so good! Nothing like a hearty bowl of soup on a cold day!!
    ~Anne

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  5. Oh.MY.YUM!!

    This sounds delish!

    You must link this post to my recipe swap on Friday!!

    Have a great day:)

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  6. What a great recipe, Val! Although it's still warm here in Houston, my husband and I have been enjoying soups for dinner. I'll have to make this one night soon!

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  7. This looks so good! I love broccoli cheddar soup. This is a different recipe than the one I use, so I need to try it!

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  8. I am the opposite...and never order soup unless it's a lobster bisque for an appetizer. Hard to pass this up though, looks rich and wonderful to eat.

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  9. I love me some soup!! I had a bowl of tomato basil on Sunday - delicious! Yours looks great!

    xoxo

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  10. Val this looks so yummy and is a perfect comfort food for a cold day! Have a good one!

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  11. Oh wow, this looks like a winner!! Yummo

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  12. I LOVE beer cheese soup. in college there was a restaurant that served it every sunday, and they'd run out by noon. i have to try this

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  13. I loooove soup! I eat it pretty often, especially now that this cold, fall weather is more prominent.

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  14. oh my gosh how good does this sound!

    xo

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  15. My favorite soup! YUM! Love the twist you put on it :)

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  16. I love soup too Val!! One of my favorites is lentil soup!! LOVE! This one sounds yummy too!! :)

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  17. this TOTALLY reminds me of this beer cheese I ate when I was in Nashville with my sister. It was the BEST ever. Now I'm gonna have to try yours out. This looks DELICIOUS!!!

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  18. Yum... beer and cheese... great combo!

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  19. What a beautiful bowl of soup! It looks delicious, Val!

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  20. That is so drool worthy! Gah! I want some!! I am a huge stew/soup/chili fan

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  21. This sounds delicious! I would never have thought of adding beer to soup! A must try :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  22. Oh yum! Every Monday is soup night at our house so yay for a new one to try! PS your new photo is gorgeous, you look like a Cover Girl!

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  23. Oh, my! This sounds amazing. I am adding this to this weekend's menu.

    PS: Love your new photo!

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  24. Just reading the recipe warms my heart! I adore cheese, so I gotta make this!

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  25. I agree - soup is the perfect compliment to chilly days! I have no doubt this soup is delish, but I am curious about the pumpkin beer...is it as good as it sounds???

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  26. I love soups. ....have always wanted to open a "soup shoppe"!
    THIS would be first on the menu. Yum!

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  27. I like Tomato Basil on a cool night! Stopped by here via Dawn! Have a good day!!

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  28. They mentioned this on the Today Show yesterday, but didn't give a recipe, so I'll use this one! Can't wait to make it!

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  29. Wow this looks AMAZING! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. the flavors of this look amazing! my belly is warmer just by looking at the picture, YUM!

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  31. Great looking soup! Broccoli and beer, maybe my oldest, who is in college, will eat his broccoli now!!

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  32. I've never been a broccoli person... maybe I just haven't given it enough of a chance. This soup may be worth trying broccoli again for!

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  33. Your posts are making me hungry, but there ain't anything sarcastic about soup ;)

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  34. Oh you eat so well at your house. This sounds like it would be so good on a cool fall evening.

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  35. mmmm...this is just what my sore throat needs right now!!

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  36. What a most perfect fall soup! YUM!

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  37. well that looks right up my alley.

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  38. Soup looks delicious. Perfect for fall.

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  39. Oh my word, this looks AMAZING!! I love beer cheese and broccoli cheese soup, so this is the perfect combination!

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  40. Wow looks SO yummy and I love the photo..looks so appetizing. Ariyana loves broccoli cheddar soup so I have to try this one.

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  41. making this TOMORROW!!!! OMG I need to catch up on your posts!!!

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  42. My stomach just grumbled so loud! I think that it was because of how delicious this looks, Val!

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  43. We love broccoli cheese soup, and this is an interesting new version (for us) that I'm definitely trying soon! We try to have soup every Monday, but we're not great soup fans, so it's a challenge to find a new one I know will work. This should be a sure hit.

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  44. Sitting here on a cold, chilly night in Chicago I have to say this looks so hearty and delicious!

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  45. What an interesting selection of ingredients! I have never seen beer in a soup before but this soup sounds delicious. Beautiful photo too!

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  46. Swoon, swoon! Love the garnishes too! We have to have this one.

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  47. This sounds so good...definately putting the indgredients on my grocery list!

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  48. I'm making this right now for our Souper Supper at church tonight! We'll see how it goes!

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  49. Just wanted you to know I made this last night and OH MY! it was so so good! This recipe is a keeper. My honey took some for lunch and was thrilled at the prospect of another bowl.

    Thank you for sharing! Ladies, make this and sit back and bask in the compliments!

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  50. What size boxes of chicken broth?

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  51. i love beer recipes! This is now on my must make list!

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