Meatless Monday: Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

MEATLESS MONDAY! We have 25 beautiful broccoli plants in the garden. After they make the initial broccoli head like the one in the grocery store, the plant starts producing little broccoli shoots. Well, I have many, many little broccoli shoots. Since my husband and I love soup, I decided to make a Broccoli Cheddar Chowder for lunch. I like to top mine with a little hot pepper oil from the best hot peppers I have ever had, Pap’s Peppers from Altoona, Pa, (Oh, So Good)! My son was visiting and he and my husband said it was the best broccoli soup they ever had. What a wonderful compliment…

Broccoli Plant

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder
1/2 stick butter
1 cup diced onion
2 cups half and half
2 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chopped broccoli
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder 1

In a sauce pot, sauté onions in butter on medium-low heat until onions sweat and become translucent. Then add salt & pepper and flour, cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder 2

Add the half & half and one cup of the milk. Stir until milk starts to thicken.

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder 3

Add the broccoli and cook until broccoli becomes tender.

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder 4

Finally add the last cup of milk and the cheese. Stir until the cheese melts into the soup.

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder 5

 

Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

As I said before, I drizzle some pepper oil on top which gives this dish a wonderful and mild heat.

21 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

    1. Thank you… There is something so nice about picking your veggies for dinner the same day. I have so many that I think I will have to eat broccoli for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh, that’s right, I do… Lol!

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    1. They grow great and yield a lot. When getting it ready, put it in a bowl of salt water for about 10 minutes. There are little green worms that love to live in them. We don’t use any pesticides and are completely non GMO. But they don’t like the salt water and release themselves from the broccoli.

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    1. I have, but I found peppers from Papa’s Peppers. I left a link in the text that takes you to their web page. It’s like gold in a jar. I love them so much that at Christmas last year I gifted them to everyone I know. Now I buy them by the case because everyone always wants them. What did I do????

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  1. I was in the mood for broccoli chowder today, but got lazy and made something else. Now I’m craving it again! Must try your recipe tomorrow, it looks delicious!

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