Betty's Rockin' Broccoli Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 30, 2009

Betty responds to a viewer request and demonstrates her Rockin' Broccoli Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup. The soup is hearty and flavorful--and pretty, too!

Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/bettyskitchen

Rockin' Broccoli Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup

2 large Idaho baking potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into cubes (about 3/8-inch on a side)
7 tablespoons butter or margarine (divided)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (divided)
10 oz. box frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 cup flour
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 to 3 cups milk (I used 2 cups, and the soup was very thick. You can start with 2 cups and adjust to the thickness you like at the end. The degree to which the potatoes are mashed affects the thickness of the soup, also.)

Wash and peel 2 Idaho baking potatoes. Cut them into 3/8-inch cubes, and let them sit in water until you are ready to use them. When ready, pour off water, and blot the potatoes dry with paper towels. Melt 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of butter or margarine in a deep skillet over low heat. Turn the heat up a bit, and add the potato cubes. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt over the potatoes, and immediately cover them with a lid. Let them cook for about 20 minutes, checking and stirring occasionally, until completely done. (They may brown a bit--that's fine; it just adds to the flavor!) While your potato cubes are cooking, prepare your chopped broccoli and your cheese sauce. Place a 10 oz. box of chopped broccoli into a medium saucepan that has about an inch of rapidly boiling water. Let it cook until tender, but still bright green, about 5 to 8 minutes. As soon as the broccoli is done, pour it through a colander to remove water. Meanwhile, prepare your cheese sauce. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup flour, 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, and 2 to 3 cups milk (2 for thick soup, up to 3 for thinner soup). Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and return to cooktop. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. When the potato cubes are tender, remove them from the cooktop to a work space where you can assemble your soup. If there is excess fat in the bottom of the skillet of potatoes, use a paper towel to absorb and remove the excess fat. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes a bit, making sure to leave plenty of lumps of potato. Add your cooked chopped broccoli and your prepared cheese sauce. Stir all together, until well combined. Pour into a soup tureen and cover until ready to serve. Serve while hot, transferring full ladles to soup bowls. Very flavorful and delightful to look at--a great comfort food!!!


NEW Cookbook:  "Betty's Kitchen Cookbook:  2013 Recipes" (c) 2014

Also available:  "The Betty's Kitchen Collection:  Second Edition" (c) 2013

*Both can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com or http://www.createspace.com


Betty's Website:  http://www.bettyskitchen.us


Other places to watch Betty's Kitchen:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/bettys...

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/bettyskitche...

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Myshine

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/1088824451018...

ifood.tv:  http://www.ifood.tv/bettyskitchen

Roku:  http://www.rokuguide.com/channels/bet...


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...