Potato Broccoli Soup

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 35 min
Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into ½ -inch pieces
  • 1 (3 ½ cups) head broccoli, stalks separated and chopped, florets separated into 1 to 2-inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 medium russet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Guida’s Dairy milk
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream

How to

  • In 8-quart pot cook bacon over medium high heat until brown and crispy (6 to 8 minutes). Place bacon on paper towel lined plate; set aside.
  • Drain off and discard all but about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings. Add chopped broccoli stalks, carrots, celery and onion to reserved bacon drippings. Cook over medium high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes. Add broccoli florets, potatoes and butter. Continue cooking, gently stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender (15 to 20 minutes).
  • Remove 2/3 of soup to large bowl; puree using submersion blender. Add pureed mixture back to pot; pour in milk, cream and ½ Cheddar cheese. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Serve immediately garnished with sour cream, remaining Cheddar cheese and bacon.