Chunky Broccoli Cheddar Soup : Easy Family Dinner Ideas

    Posted by  ·  February 21, 2015

    Hello my friends!!!! I’m Gina & I blog at Kleinworth & Co. where I share projects for the home, crafts with my kids, a whole lot of recipes & the occasional photography tutorial. I am so THRILLED to be here with you today. I love coming up with Easy Family Dinner Ideas & hearty soups top my list this time of year. Whether it be creamy, chunky or packed full of pasta – soups are my “go-to” meal. I love how easy they are to make- especially when I can toss all the ingredients in the crock pot & let it go for the day. I say it a lot on my blog- in our house easy is king & I try to keep 99.9% of my recipes as easy as possible.

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    This recipe came about because I was craving broccoli cheddar soup. However I wanted something a little more hearty & filling so we could eliminate the need for my very hungry family to have something additional on the side like a sandwich. So I decided to add a little ground sausage to the soup during the last 30 minutes of cooking. It was a great decision. My family loved the change & they ate the whole pot.

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    Thick, hearty & packed full of flavor your family will love!


    2 cups chicken broth
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 tsp minced garlic
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper
    8 oz bag frozen broccoli florets
    1 tsp onion powder
    2 tsp minced onions
    1 lb ground sausage
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    6 oz evaporated milk


    Add all ingredients except sausage, cheese & evaporated milk to crock pot.
    Cook on low 5-6 hours
    About 35-40 minutes before you are ready to serve, use an immersion blender to break up your broccoli to your desired size
    Brown your sausage & add to the soup
    Stir in cheese & evaporated milk
    Turn your crock pot up to high & cook an additional 30 minutes

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    Gina Kleinworth

    Gina is the author & photographer behind Kleinworth & Co. She is a homeschooling mom to 3 and devoted wife with a passion for all things creative. Gina lives in Northern Idaho but is a So Cal native & spent 12 years living in various parts of the Nevada desert. Kleinworth & Co is a creative blog where Gina shares recipes, gift ideas, crafts, simple & cost effective ways to decorate your home, creative & fun projects for the kids & photography tips. Come visit to learn, share & get inspired on a budget.

    Filed Under: Recipes, Side Dishes, Soups