Friday, November 22, 2013

EASY! Large Crowd Roasted Potato, Cheddar and Broccoli Soup

Need a warm comfort food? Here is another potato soup, with roasted potatoes. So easy and GOOD!

I'm using a 20 quart roaster. Yes. Big pots and cookers are prized around here. Roasters are only about $40.00 - we even roast our turkey in it to save oven space. Love my roaster!

You will have reduce the size of the recipe for your crowd, or just invite the church over.
I started this early in the day, 11 a.m. It will be perfect in time for dinner at 6:30 p.m.

What you need:
15-20 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
3-4 large onions, sliced
2 Tbsp. salt
1/4 cup minced garlic
3-4 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. of Italian seasoning (oregano, thyme, sage mix)
1/2 c. olive oil
3 quarts of chicken broth
10 cups of broccoli
1 15 oz. evaporated milk
2 cups half-n-half
*You can add more evaporated milk if you want. I only had one can, but would have added three to this.
Add to roaster:
Yukon Gold Potatoes - peeled and cubed - The kind of potato is important. These are my favorite, they taste like butter when roasted!
large onions
Tbsp. salt
minced garlic
onion powder
Italian seasoning
olive oil
 Set the roaster at 450 or the highest setting. Stir continually, roasting the potatoes to perfection. They will bubble and crisp up. I roasted mine for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first hour on high, turn down to 350 for the last 45 minutes.  YUM!

Add 3 quarts of chicken broth. When I have homemade, I use it. If not, I like Swansons Natural Chicken Broth. Now it will simmer, until almost supper time. If you have a cold, you have an excuse to eat some now. But steaming for a few more hours until the final ingredients are added is better!

Add the broccoli, evaporated milk, half-n-half and cheese.  Simmer until the broccoli is as tender as you want. We simmered maybe 20 minutes.

That's it. It's not going to last for me to get a better picture when it's daylight! Enjoy! This is simple, and can cook most of the day while you tend to other things. 


Gin said...

I had never thought of doing soup in a roaster! This looks scrumptious; I can't wait to try it. Blessings!

Theresa Powers said...

Thanks Gin! And the only thing I really wished I had when I made it was white wine. A little of that mixed in at the end, would have been yummy. Blessings to you! Theresa

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