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Archive for February, 2013

Grandma Fultz’s Broccoli Cheese Soup

So while Grandma Fultz wasn’t my biological grandmother, she was the grandmother of two of my closest friends.  When she would make her famous broccoli cheese soup, she would invite me over for lunch. (As would Grandpa Fultz when he made pig stomach…that recipe to come some day!)  Her recipe is slightly different from most because it includes noodles.  I have made this recipe a few times now and everyone who eats it loves it!


2 T oil or butter
3/4 c chopped onion
5 c chicken broth
8 oz fine egg noodles
1 t salt
1 bunch fresh broccoli, chopped into florets (maybe 4ish cups)
6 c whole milk
1 lb cheese, I use a mix of Cheddar and American
pepper to taste
instant potatoes (optional)


In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium high heat.  Add onion and saute for 3 minutes.  Add chicken broth.  Heat to boiling.  Add noodles and salt, cook uncovered for 3 minutes. Add broccoli. (It may look like a whole lot, but you’re about to add a whole lot more liquid, so no worries!) Cook 5 minutes.  Add milk, cheese and pepper.  Cook over low heat until the cheese is melted.  If you like a thicker soup, add some instant potatoes.