Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Time for another Tasty Tuesday here at Tinalicious. And it may give you a sense of dejavu in the process. Because...way back in 2013, I shared a recipe with you for The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup Ever. And the recipe I'm sharing with you today is also for Broccoli Cheese Soup. But this time it's easier and it really is my new all time favorite! So, it may in fact be THE Best Broccoli Cheese Soup. Like EVER! You'll have to judge for yourself.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup - Tinalicious

If you're a Broccoli Cheese Soup fan like I am, I think you're going to love it. And easy recipes are always great when you just want a little something to eat. I'm sure you don't have anything more important to do right now anyway, am I right?

So here we go.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 3-4 Cups Fresh Broccoli, chopped small or diced
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream (You can substitute Light Cream, if you like)
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese (I used Kraft, but you can use fresh grated)

  1. In a large saucepan, cook butter and onions over medium heat until onion softens (about 3 minutes). 
  2. Add chicken broth, broccoli and seasonings. Simmer until the broccoli is softened, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place flour in a small bowl. Add in the cream a little at a time, and keep stirring until it's smooth. 
  4. Bring the vegetables and broth to a boil and whisk in the cream & flour mixture. Continue whisking until it's thick and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, then stir in the cheeses until they're melted. 
  6. Serve immediately. Approximately 4 servings.
Once you've cooked up this amazingly easy and oh so yummy soup, you can expect some reactions from your happy little family...

Like this:
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Or this:
Deliciousness - Tinalicious

Or even this:
Amazing - Tinalicious

If it's wintery where you are, this soup is sure to hit the spot. And if it's not exactly chilly, it can just be a nice little bowl of comfort food. Either way, it's sure to be a hit. If you decide to make it, drop me a note in the comments and let me know how you liked it. I'd love to hear from you.

Bon appetit! 

10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2020

It's a New Year, people. And what's more, it's also a new decade. If that doesn't demand a list of mostly realistic resolutions, then I'm not sure what does. So, in the spirit of new years, new decades, new beginnings, and new blog designs (what can I say, flying pigs are my spirit animal)...I bring you my 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2020.

As ever, in no particular order...

1.  I will Facebook less. Let me say first that I don't think there's anything wrong with Facebook. Most of my family live in other states, so FB is the primary way I keep in contact with them. It's great to be able to see photos of them and chat back and forth to keep up on their daily doings and what not. But sometimes it's just difficult to tear myself away from the scroll. I should be cleaning the house. Or doing laundry. Or trying to understand quantum physics. And I'm a teacher. I should almost always be lesson planning. So yeah, more living, less Facebooking.

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Best Things I Learned in 2019

Normally, I would do a "Best Things I Learned" post around my birthday in September. But since I'm trying to get back into a regular posting groove, I thought I'd end the year--and the decade--with a "Best Things I Learned" post instead. And I think we'll do it Outlander style to make it more fun. 

These are never in any particular order, because frankly, prioritizing these would just make my brain hurt. What can I say? I'm a teacher on Christmas break. I'm trying to give my brain a rest and I don't want to work that hard. So anyhoodle, Are you ready?

Outlander Je Suis Prest - Tinalicious

Outlander Crossover

Outlander Baby Yoda Crossover - Tinalicious

Outlander is one of my all time favorite shows. But I love me some Baby Yoda too. A crossover could totally not work, don't you think?! [Wink, wink.] Oh well. It's a fun idea though. Just something for a laugh as I trudge through Droughtlander. 

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

It's been quite a spell since I've posted a recipe or anything else here on the blog. Life has been crazy hectic since I started teaching again, so I've focused as much of my energy on teaching as possible. But I'm on the first day of my Christmas Break, so I have a little time on my hands. And one of my goals for the next year is to try to post more. So I'm taking a Tinalicious-sized step toward that goal by posting a new recipe. 

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Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

It's been ages and ages since I've done a Tasty Tuesday recipe. Far too long, in fact. So Sherlock and I are going to remedy that.

Sherlock Oh Really Gif

Yes, really.