Creamy Smoked Cheddar & Broccoli Soup

by Jenn on November 4, 2009

in Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Photography,Soups,Vegetarian


To tell the truth, I really didn’t feel like cooking today.  Getting up this morning to a chilly breeze and frost everywhere didn’t help with my motivation either.  In fact, all I really wanted to do was just curl up back in bed and stay there, where it was nice and warm under the down comforter.  That feeling carried through the entire day too.  I was just dragging all day.  Do you ever have those days?  They are rough for sure.

So dinner was to be simple tonight.  Simple, and comforting.  Mmmm broccoli and cheese.  You can’t get much more comforting than broccoli and cheese together.  In fact, the mere idea of enjoying a bowl of cheesy broccoli soup was enough motivation to get me through the day and get everything done that I needed to.

I’m not going to go through a long introduction for this one – cheesy broccoli soup needs no fancy remarks.  But this soup, like so many of my favorite comfort foods, touches more than the taste buds.  It transports one to a place of calm and happiness, erases all one’s cares and worries, if for only a brief few minutes.  Though I must say that a smoked cheddar is awesome in this soup.  Definitely splurge for the smoked cheddar rather than plain if you are thinking about making this soup, it makes a world of difference, and then it blends really well with the nutmeg and paprika that I added in.  Oh, and this is super filling.  Which is a good thing!