Bowl of Broccoli Cheese Soup

Our Granddaughter was here for 3 days and she has a typical toddler cough that I am choosing to fight off myself with a good nutritious soup made with REAL Bone Broth. Sure it takes a little time, but Bone Broth tastes so GOOD… is worth it.

I simply boiled a cut up chicken in water with an onion, and a few handfuls of celery, carrot and some herbs.
Here are 2 of my recipes…..Chicken Stock
Chicken Stock with Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

4 cups Homemade Chicken Broth
4 Cups Homemade Chicken Broth

Since my vegetable-hating husband is away, I decided to make Broccoli Cheese soup. I found several recipes that included up to 2 cups of CREAM! While that sounds delicious, I didn’t want that much richness. Instead of cream, I used a potato to make the soup thicker.

Chopped Vegetables
Chopped Vegetables

Sautee Vegetables

Cook The Vegetables

Shredded Tilamook Cheese
Shredded Tilamook Cheese

Partially Blend Soup

Partially blend soup

Add Cream and Cheese to Soup
Add 1/4 cup Cream and 8 oz. Cheese to Soup
Bowl of Broccoli Cheese Soup
Bowl of Broccoli Cheese Soup

I admit that this recipe was made as I go, but the Homemade Chicken Bone Broth is what MAKES the soup. It was delicious and nutritious and my Real Boyfriend doesn’t know what he’s missing!

I admit it…..I love making stock and soup JUST to see it stored in my Weck Jars!

Store in Weck JarsA few days after making the Bone Broth, I used the stock in a simple Risotto with the leftover chicken pieces. It was nutritious and extra delicious!

Stock in Risotto

Broccoli Potato Cheese Soup with Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth makes ANY soup taste better!


  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrot, diced
  • 2 Stalk Celery, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, diced
  • 1 Potato, diced
  • 1 Cup Broccoli, chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 8 oz Tilamook Cheddar Cheese


  1. Cut up vegetables and saute in 1 T. Butter until a little soft.
  2. Add 3 cups Chicken Broth and cook until vegetables are soft.
  3. Process mixture with a "boat motor" or blender or food processor.
  4. Add remaining cup of Chicken Broth, 1/4 Cup cream and the cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.