Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Broccoli Bacon Avocado Soup

Broccoli Bacon Avocado Soup- a deliciously adaptation to the classic broccoli cheese soup.  Amazing flavor, and a quick and easy meal you can enjoy on a busy weeknight.  Alohamora Open a Book http://www.alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/ easy fast amazing easily gluten free with gf flour

We've had a lot of broccoli recipes as of late.  You can thank my 4 year old for that since she is still very much on a broccoli kick and requests it ALL the time.  

However, I do have a Public Service Announcement for you regarding broccoli.  You will thank me later.  

PSA: Do not eat a plethora of raw broccoli.  Stomach pain, gas, and bloating will result.  You will not be happy. 

We unfortunately had to learn that lesson the hard way.  I never knew it was no bueno, did you?

Even though my daughters latest food love did cause us immense pain at one time, I also have to thank her.  Without her constant desire to buy broccoli I would have never come up with this absolutely delicious new soup recipe.  

This Broccoli Bacon Avocado Soup is amazing!  Seriously.  Quickly and easily whip this soup up any busy weeknight for dinner.  Your kids will love the classic cheese and broccoli taste, your husband will love the bacon addition, and you will love the healthy avocados that add a depth of flavor.  

This soup is definitely a crowd pleaser, but more importantly it will have everyone in your family pleasantly gobbling it up.   

Broccoli Bacon Avocado Soup
Recipe: Alohamora
Active Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6-8    


1 can (15oz) chicken broth or 2 c. if you use broth powder
1/3 c. diced onion
4 c. chopped broccoli (add as much as you want)
1/4 c. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground mustard
2 c. milk
8 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded about 1- 1 1/4 c.  
8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded about 1- 1 1/4 c.
8 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded about 1- 1 1/4 c. 
2/3 c. bacon bits
1 Avocado, diced

  1. In small pot simmer covered the can of chicken broth and diced onion for about 15 minutes until the onions are soft and transparent.
  2. While the chicken broth and onions are simmering I use a pair of kitchen scissors and wash and cut the broccoli in as small of pieces as you want/need for your family.
  3. Put the chopped broccoli in a microwaveable bowl, add a couple tablespoons of water, cover with saran wrap, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. 
  4. Over medium heat in a medium to large pot add the butter and garlic and stir until melted. When melted add the flour, salt, pepper, and ground mustard.  Stir quickly until everything is mixed in and a smooth thick mixture/paste.  
  5. Add the milk to the flour mixture and stir constantly for about 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.  If you are using gluten free all-purpose flour here you will need to stir it longer.   
  6. Next, pour the chicken broth/onion mixture into the milk/flour mixture and stir to combine everything.
  7. Then add the cheeses and stir constantly until cheese is melted. 
  8. Finally, stir in the steamed broccoli and bacon bits. 
  9. Top the soup, or individual bowls, with diced avocado. 
  10. Enjoy! 
  11. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  

Happy not your typical soup, but amazingly delicious Broccoli Bacon Avocado Soup eating!

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