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Creamy Potato Broccoli, Cheddar Soup

Since the weather is cooling a little, I thought I would make some homemade yummy Potato soup with broccoli and cheddar. My husband really enjoys the Panera  Bread soup.  My soups are almost like a chowder, creamy, rich and full of veggies.  Very much comfort food with some lovely sourdough bread.

Yesterday my husband and I visited another neighbor who is recovering from back surgery.
He gets to go home tomorrow.  He  loves soup, so I wanted to bring him some of this soup.

Well, update, our neighbor is home.  My husband and I drove our Gator vehicle over to visit him and take him some homemade soup, fresh bread and the apple dessert I made.

He was very thankful.  While we were there, he said his tv was not working.  So my husband took a look.  After a bit, he figured out it was on the wrong setting. TV once again!

Rosie's Owner is coming home on Thursday.  I am sure Rosie will be happy to be home and see her owner, Sharon.

While Sharon was away, I created a photo book for her recently deceased husband, John's memories.
It was easy to do.  This time I used Walgreens, which was created online and It could be picked up the same day.

yield: 12 servingsprint recipe
Creamy Potato, Broccoli Cheddar Soup
A loaded potato soup with broccoli and cheese
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins


  • 20 small potatoes -peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion- chopped
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 3 carrots - peeled and chopped
  • 32 oz vegetable stock
  • 3 cups broccoli florets - chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups of cheddar cheese


  1. In a large pot, combine vegetable broth, carrots and onions. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the veggies are for tender. Add broccoli and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter, add flour, whisk and cook until golden brown. Whisk in milk and cook for about 5 minutes. Add cheese to mixture and stir until melted. Season with salt & pepper. Pour cheese mixture into the potato mixture and combine. If needed, add more milk or vegetable broth.

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  1. You are a good neighbour and friend!

  2. Oh girl, I love me some soup...all year round! What a sweet thing to do with the memory book. You are too thoughtful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Your soup looks and sounds delicious, Linda! What a thoughtful and helpful person you and your husband are; your neighbors are very lucky. :)

    Hope you have a great week, Linda!!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  4. Linda, I can't wait for the weather to get cooler so I can make soup. Your's looks delicious. What a sweetie you are to take some to your neighbor. And making that album is just a priceless gift of kindness to your friend. I love hearing about your beautiful acts of kindness. ♥

  5. This potato soup looks simply delicious, Linda. That was so nice of you to take some to your neighbor. I really like soups when the weather is cold out. Isn't it nice that the weather is getting cooler here in Nor Cal? Autumn time, my friend.

    love, ~Sheri

  6. Linda, your soup looks wonderful and I know your neighbor enjoyed it! How special that you did the photo album for your friend...what a treasure! Pam @ Everyday Living

  7. Beautiful way to serve your neighbor and Sharon.

  8. This soup sounds wonderful!!! Thank you for the recipe.....
    It will cool off in Texas....someday....

  9. You are such a special and thoughtful neighbor and your kindness comes straight from your heart.
    I just know this soup is a treat. Pinned too!

  10. Oh, dear Linda, this soup sounds so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, takce care,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  11. Linda, I do love cheddar cheese and soup too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Looks delicious! Take care, Maria

  13. Looks delicious and Thanks for your recipe ^^
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  14. You have a ♥ of gold.Both of you.

  15. Oh hallelujah! A potato and broccoli soup with a vegetable base instead of chicken! My husband won't eat anything with chicken broth and he can sniff it out. I'll definitely be making this. ;)

    By the way, I can just picture you riding over on the gator to deliver soup. That's sweet.

  16. That looks so yummy and not too hard to make. I'll give it a try! That is so sweet of you to make that photo album for your neighbor- I bet she cried when she saw it! I have a feeling Rosie will miss being with you guys. Glad you were able to fix your neighbors tv too. A while back when my mom was more involved she would screw up her tv all the time. She'd call me and I'd have to walk her through all the steps to get it back to normal. It was always because she would get the cable box turned off and not the tv or vice versa and I had to get it back in sequence. You and Paul have become the goodwill ambassadors of your neighborhood!

  17. What a nice thing for you and your husband to do, dinner and a movie (TV). I bet people are lining up to be your neighbor......

  18. You are such good neighbors. I hope your neighbor recovers quickly and I am sure he is really appreciative of what you do for him.
    I am saving this soup---for us now it would be soup for one as John can no longer ingest food-but it is something I know I would love.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Linda. xo Diana

  19. The soup looks yummy and I will be pinning it to try. Panera is a favorite place of mine. You are such sweet neighbors - they are blessed to have you. And that book - what a precious gift!

  20. I am like you, I like creamy thick soups! What a wonderful neighbor you are! Sounds delicious.
    I can't believe the book from Walgreens can be picked up the next day! That is fabulous. What a sweet memento! You amaze me!

  21. I am like you, I like creamy thick soups! What a wonderful neighbor you are! Sounds delicious.
    I can't believe the book from Walgreens can be picked up the next day! That is fabulous. What a sweet memento! You amaze me!

    1. You and your hubby are such thoughtful neighbors, Linda! Your soup looks warm and comforting, and I'd love to try the recipe.

  22. Love the soup, but love even more, how hospitable you are. What beautiful gestures of caring. I am inspired to be more like that. :)

  23. What a thoughtful thing to do and make soup for your neighbor. I bet that soup tasted delicious. Thanks for sharing this potato soup recipe! I hope to make this sometime. :)

  24. Oh, Linda, you are taking care of everyone! That's so thoughtful to create a photo book. No doubt your friend will be deeply touched.
    This soup looks delicious and your recovering friend will be grateful, I'm sure. No one likes hospital food!
    So good to finally have a moment to visit. This week is the first time I'm finally seeing some recovery on my traffic after it dropping to zero because of the glitches on my blog so that's a good thing, lol. Now if I can get through the next month, I'll be able to breathe! Big hugs to you, sweet friend.


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