Dinner Tonight: Sausage and Broccoli Cheese Soup

Well this was just delicious.
Delicious.
I wanted to make a broccoli cheese soup but I also wanted there to be a protein involved to give it a little more sustenance…so I added an Italian-style chicken sausage to my soup.  Listen, my family thought this was so yummy but Smith in particular, has been talking about it ever since.  He looooooved this soup!
Perfect for chilly nights.  Perfect for busy families. Perfect for warming up.
Enjoy!
This soup serves 4 adults.
Shopping List
1 pound Italian-style sausage (I used a chicken sausage but you could use pork or turkey too)
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 cups milk (I used 2%)
4 cups of chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen that has been brought to room temp)
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Salt and Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
In a large pot over medium high heat, brown your sausage in about two tablespoons of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, add in your onion along with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute about 3 or 4 minutes.
Next, sprinkle in your flour and then immediately whisk in the milk and continue to whisk about a minute.  Reduce heat to low and stir in your chopped broccoli.  Add a pinch more of salt and pepper and continue to simmer over low heat, stirring frequently 15 to 20 minutes.  Stir in your shredded cheese and stir until it’s all combined and melted.
Ladle into bowls and serve.
So simple, right?  And yummy too!
Enjoy!
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  • erintagle September 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I'm sooooo making this once it's cooler here in south Texas…. So maybe December? Love that it has meat-husband might still ask for a main course afterward, but there's a chance he won't!

  • Queen In Between September 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    The sausage tortellini soup…I seriously will be making that at the very first hint of cool weather! I made it twice last year and everyone in my family loved it and I found myself hiding the leftovers to save for me!!

  • Amanda September 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    When I'm making broccoli cheese soup I like to do half broccoli and half cauliflower. Yum! I never thought to add sausage to it but I will definitely try it!

  • skmanning September 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I have a question for you. Do you serve side dishes with the recipes you post? If so, what do you make? Just curious! Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama September 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    We always have a salad or roasted veggies as a side :). Enjoy!

  • Jenna Kinkeade September 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I made this last night and it was such a hit! Thank you! I know this blog must take a lot of work for you and I am so appreciative!

  • Rachel Bowe September 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Do you think this meal could be frozen? It looks delicious!

  • Kaitlin McGill September 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    This was amazing! I added about 1 cup of chicken stock and it seemed to freeze very well.

    Thanks for all the great meal ideas. Your website is my favorite for finding new recipes. 🙂

  • Sandra Litcher October 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Do you think this soup and the sausage tortellini soup can be frozen?? I haven't tried this one yet, but love the sausage tortellini soup! So good! But I would like to get some freezer meals and wondered if I could freeze these??

  • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Soups usually freeze really well. I bet both soups would reheat beautifully!

  • Energizer Amy October 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    What about doing this in the crock pot?

  • Mix and Match Mama October 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Milk based soups don't work that well in the slow cooker. I wouldn't put this one in there.

  • maureen November 16, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Made this soup tonight, the flavor was good but it wasn't thick like my usual Broccoli Cheddar recipe.

    I think the rue was hard to make because the recipe says to put in the flour, then the broccoli and then the milk.

    In hindsight, I would have cooked the sausage and the broccoli together in a separate pan, then sauteed the onions in the bottom of my soup pot, added the flour, then the milk, then the cheese to get a thick consistency, then I would transfer the sausage and the broccoli into the cheese soup mixture.

    I also added my favorite ingredient, Dijon Mustard, as it gives it another kick!

    Thank you for sharing your recipe, I love to try new food combinations!

    • Bonnie December 24, 2015 at 2:32 am

      I hadn't thought about adding mustard, but it does make sense. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Michelle's World January 29, 2015 at 3:39 am

    This soup was fantastic! Even my kids loved it and they are picky eaters. Thanks for all of the recipes. I made your frito pie and it also was delicious. I have a few of my friends hooked on your site also.

  • Kelsey B February 9, 2015 at 1:58 am

    New family favorite, thanks Shay!

  • Leticia Sangalang February 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    We've made this TWICE now – first time with turkey sausage and second with pork. Excellent both times!

  • Jordan November 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I tried this tonight for the first time and it was DELICIOUS! Thank you! 🙂