Twinkies? If I’d had my way, I’d have had cheese on EVERYTHING, all the time. 4 tbsp butter. Have you made this a day ahead and how did it hold up? It reminds me of one of my Mom’s stables…we simply call in Chicken n’ Broccoli. keep ’em coming. Hi. If it makes you feel better, I never had this either when growing up. I like to think I’ve found a balance! I also wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but was turned down every time I asked. Adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s recipe. I wasn’t allowed to have Hostess snacks, no Ho-Ho’s in my lunchbox. I just made this, subbing cauliflower for the broccoli (that’s what I had on hand) and I added a little bit of parmesan to the cheese sauce. Next time 100% wild rice. It sounded so promising, but mine didn’t come out very flavorful and I didn’t try to make it again. “I guarantee it will be disappointing.”. It was so on point and delicious. Must be a more elegant version for today! This is awesome! Last few minutes I upped the kid-friendliness by topping with fried onions from Trader Joe’s. Weird? Gluten free – dairy free cheese sauce option… I successfully make a cashew cheese sauce. Whatever. Unfamiliar with the dish, I asked around and it turns out, I really do seem the only person who has never had it. We made this last night and it was delicious! Now I have evidence that it is not just a figment of my imagination! Sunday’s were good. (But they’d much rather we’d eat Raisin Bran — funny, because I find it quite sweet now — or the “house cereal,” Shredded Wheat, not frosted. One of my regular Smitten Kitchen recipes. Thanks!! The popcorn was called Jiffy Pop and you made it on top of the stove not in the oven, it had a particular fake butter flavor and it always burned on the bottom. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. :), 1. my son is in the same camp, no food shall ever touch and once it does, it’s DEAD to him. We had veggies at every meal and we ate short grain rice and sharp cheddar. I can’t wait to tell her all about this recipe tomorrow. My mom was a good cook. My Grandmother made it for her family, it was my family’s meal at least once, if not twice a week (even still!) I loved visiting my grandparents, where candy and ice cream were presented at every turn — I absolutely ended up ill on every trip, not unrelated to the amounts of junk food I enthusiastically consumed. It just wasn’t the same. Of course exceptions were made for birthdays and sleep overs and whatnot but yeah, as soon as I moved out, I stocked up on Pillsbury cinnamon buns. We were not really denied anything, because the rule was that anyone who said they wanted any specific thing to eat could have it. Anyway, I use Rice Select Royal Blend with white, brown, wild and red rice. My mom was a great cook and I can’t remember ever feeling deprived of any of those canned, boxed or frozen monstrosities but for some reason this post makes me think of my grandma’s Spam, rice, carrot & “nippy” cheese casserole with cream of mushroom soup thinned with evaporated milk “sauce” which I can’t in my right mind rationalize making in this day and age but, boy, does it sound good. This insanely good broccoli and cheddar soup comes together in just 30 minutes thanks to the Instant Pot. it was fun and totally ruined the mystery these franken-foods had going for them. Needless to say, in adulthood I am overcompensating for both these deprivations. I had left over wild rice so I added the onion & garlic straight to the cheese sauce. I’m due with my first baby next week and trying to stock the freezer with yummy meals. ; ). don’t each much of that stuff anymore, thankfully. smitten kitchen | broccoli cheddar soup Here is the latest update from smittenkitchen.com: broccoli cheddar soup; More Recent Articles; Search smitten kitchen. My favourite way to eat broccoli is boiled or stir fried with oyster sauce. Also, a co-worker from back in the 70’s (yes, I said the 70’s) turned me onto Shake and Bake for pork. I started reading your blog right when you announced your pregnancy. Now, I could just kiss my mother for feeding us healthfully and teaching me to cook from scratch. Author: Meagan; Print Recipe. My mom deprived me of all of these (which I eventually binged on in college) but gave me a deep love of cooking real food and making things from scratch. I like to use an immersion blender to puree it part way, but still leave plenty of big chunks of broccoli in the mix. Thankfully I married well (i.e., my husband is a foodie and fabulous cook). SOLD. I never had any kind of Mexican food until I was in college, not even a taco, because it was not common where we lived. Thank you! We were allowed sugary cereals, but only if they were mixed with a non-sugary cereal (e.g. Maybe not every night, but certainly often! Could you work your magic on an asparagus casserole? It was ingrained, I guess! My brother, for his 9th birthday, decided to invite his entire class of 45 kids to a party at our house! You won’t want to waste a drop! Frozen broccoli — I think it would be just fine. Next time I’ll try a more reliable rice (likely the Near East that someone mentioned). I used to make this without the Wild Rice, put white fish on top of the broccoli, poured the cheese sauce over all and baked. Want to like this as it has all the things I love. You can go all-in in either direction. My mom was Italian and a wonderful cook, but even though i grew up in the south, she was from the north, so i never got rice and gravy or iced tea. made it, added some white wine to the sauce and threw in chicken (my family of carnivores really wanted meat) It was delicious!!!!! It tasted okay but I suspected it could be better and as an adult I have recreated this dish using “proper” ingredients. In all honesty, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything because the forbidden foods I’ve tried have been disappointing. (we’re not counting iceberg or carrots here). We never got to have any good food! I still have issues with peas outside of casseroles. NOT a big veggie lover but I try. Now, I only needed to find a recipe for it. No other goop. I’m confused about some of the measurements though. How are you supposed to eat a big corner piece covered in roses from a round cake? Hers did involve chhez whiz, so I refuse to make it (like one of my other favorites, “Mexican” meatballs), but I have tried to reproduce it, without much success. Just added 1lb browned ground turkey. I must stick up for Broccoli-Rice Casserole! I added some chopped up chicken on top before covering with sauce. I doubt that even you could top that one! It turned out delicious, and my boyfriend and I loved it! clyde — No, you should cook the rice according to package instructions if it’s something different. Both are picky eaters. Only ever skim milk. https://www.food.com/recipe/panera-broccoli-cheese-soup-150384 TV dinners were special treat (? I add a handful of sliced almonds right before the “top cheese”. And I grew up on pot-luck broccoli casserole, I’ve been around the block and back ;). Your soup sounds delicious and I now seem to have a craving for some (I see broccoli soup in my future). Delicious straight from the stovetop, done in 30 minutes. I have never had a broccoli casserole and it’s a constant source of amazement from friends. Cuz said, “But I make those things too.” Daughter: “But, Mom, this was GOOD.”. It turned out great. Oddly enough, we never ate beets at home, so I learned about those at school (and yeah, our school cafeteria had truly EXCELLENT food, not kidding). ;) I didn’t feel majorly deprived and am very glad I was raised that way. I don’t remember ever eating anything like a “helper” or something that had a “cream of” anything in it. SERIOUSLY, the amazement when I tasted potato salad with onion in it for the first time was almost life-changing. Was very runny and had a lot of liquid in the dish. We also ate instant mashed potatoes (the dried flakes in the box) and drank Tang just like astronauts. I remember all of the processed cheeses as special treats. I used about a cup of jasmine rice with 1 3/4 cups of water and cooked it on the stovetop (with the shallots) for about 20 mins, then heat off w/ lid on for another 10 (the old-school stove-top method, since I’d already dirtied the pot sauteing the shallots). I’m healthy now, but I’ve always been overweight – maybe shunning McDonald’s and Velveeta in my youth wouldn’t have been such a bad thing! Patty — Thank you. Thanks for another keeper Deb! M2 has a thing about broccoli cheddar soup. This was a crowd-pleaser for sure and really easy. Made this tonight. I grew up with an Armenian family. Jan 28, 2020 - For reasons I cannot — for once, I mean, good riddance — articulate, I spent half the summer, the half I was gestating this tiny moppet, with a nonstop craving for broccoli cheddar soup… Sweet stuff? It’s exciting to find a new food blog and a great recipe in the same day! M&Ms were only for potty-training. Thought you might like to know that I have folders on my computer named “Cookbook vegetables,” Cookbook casseroles,” Cookbook holidays,” (and a whole lot more), and that this broc/chse made it into three of my cookbook folders. This looks amazing, will add some leftover turkey and a salad for post-Thanksgiving dinners. So good. Since I usually like baking food rather than cooking it I think this will be perfect. Also added some kale sauteed with garlic and red chili flakes for added veggies. We always had Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts, and really healthy cereals growing up. I love the set up of this blog and this recipe looks amazing! I mentioned above about the butter – I think there is a typo – you actually have 5 tablespoons of butter noted in the list of ingredients, and only 3 accounted for (first item 3 tbsp and further down 2tbsp). I especially love the crispy top crust and edges, my favorite part of most casseroles! Thank you for your fabulous recipes ! My mum was similarly cruel. This blog post made me laugh out loud for a few reasons! My mom didn’t. Wild rice blend — I used Lundberg brand. Love the crispy top. I make delicious, wonderful, lip smacking good chicken, but my boyfriend used to crave Shake n’ Bake (what his mom made. Mmmm. Search for: Sort by Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Instagram; Feed; The Weekly Newsletter. The cheese sauce was ridiculously tasty, and the entire casserole was so good!!! And now, it will never happen. I can’t eat onions without serious regret (can’t even be around them if someone else is chopping). Only homemade granola and oatmeal. Eating at school was the way in which we got to eat greasy foods and I always felt slightly guilty because my mom had cut all the fat out of our food. I really liked this recipe, a good honest and sensible combination of ingredients, nutritious and wholesome, but some of the ” like whoa” comments really get me annoyed. entertaining comments from everyone! I tend to be pretty generous with cheese, but even 4 oz seemed almost too much. with chopped hot dogs mixed in. I’ll have to try it since I am not burdened by a nostalgic version. I was not familiar with baking broccoli with cheese until I reached my early 20s. Another suggestion for your son’s food blog – “Throw it in the Trash.” That’s my three-year-old’s not-so-gentle way of telling me he doesn’t like something. My friends’ moms loved having me over for dinner because I gushed over homemade lasagna and fresh (not canned!) We never ate casseroles and I never knew they existed until I went off to college. We did eat corn on the cob regularly. Four servings?? and I will make it soon:). I agree with Gary, I think some crumbled bacon would put this recipe over the top. Same with pudding, I thought homemade pudding was Jello pudding cooked on the stove vs instant :) I was in my 30s before I ever tasted pudding make in a double boiler. I stayed fairly true to Deb’s original recipe, but added a bit more carrot, a pinch of nutmeg, and a little colby jack cheese to mine. Made this for supper tonight, exactly as written, YUM! But I vividly remember the first time I had tuna casserole — I slept over a friend’s house and her mother made it for dinner. So glad you enjoyed the Broccoli Cheddar Soup! Can’t wait. fettuccine alfredo was made with the noodles (overcooked), a ton of margarine, some low-fat milk and 2 cups of the kraft “parmesan” cheese that comes out of the green can with the yellow lid on top. Does this reheat well. I love broccoli and cheese together! delicious!! I have made probably 75% of the recipes in your cookbook and I always come here when searching for recipes – so I’m not exactly surprised. I still eat all those things to this day, but plenty of junk (unfortunately) food too. But it was different Plain Vanilla. My parents, being Chinese immigrants, served white rice with stir-fried vegetables and meat for every meal. I didn’t have any onion so I left that out, and it was still full of flavor! Well, you could start with the classics; this broccoli cheddar soup gets extra flavor from roasted broccoli, and extra creaminess from a potato. Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Move over Panera! I’m not crazy about wild rice. My mom also had the 3 cookie rule. Fresh broccoli is now on this week’s shopping list. I double it every time. I just wanted to suggest to those of you who want a creamy mac-n-cheese for the stove top, but something that tastes amazing and more adult than the kraft box stuff, you should really try the Modernist Cuisine Mac-n-Cheese. The mixture will be very thick. however, i loved velveeta and wonder if you have a recipe for a non-baked, creamy mac n cheese? Time to give up the hunt for a good tasting organic cream of mushroom soup. What I would have given for Wonderbread! That said – I will definitely make it again. This is my no-fail, much loved dish when I am wanting an easy supper. Lisa — Omg, my son had totally wailed that mid-tantrum when he was in his 3s. Freshly ground black pepper. Cheers! The items that caused the most pain (and I still have never had to this day) were marshmallow fluff and the cheese that would spray from a can. If you feel the urge to tackle another chicken casserole, I have the perfect one, which my friend and I have termed: “The So-Called Easy Chicken Casserole.” It has the usual suspects (cream of mushroom soup, butter, and broth) – but the saving grace is the easy (no-roll) buttermilk biscuits on top. We used extra-sharp white cheddar. So many questions. Random thoughts relating to posts above……that green bean casserole is disgusting! Looks fabulous! On special occasions, he would give us a small glass of that heavenly, smooth substance as a reward. That was a special treat for us. My mom is a huge fan of making recipes she finds in the USA Weekend section of the Sunday paper, and things like that. Deb, I, too, was denied Hamburger Helper, Cheez Whiz, Shake N Bake, and so on. My seventeen-year-old daughter refuses to believe that onions should serve as the base of anything, so as not to have to endure her dissecting the onions from her dinner, this is one dish where I concede the onion battle. I am one of those crazy moms who doesn’t feed her kid so many things, too!! Amanda — Tell me more. This is so unbelievably delicious. There would be mutiny if it was not on the table. My kids might enjoy broccoli this way :). :-( A sad, sad childhood indeed. Wherever did that idea come from! Me: “thanks so much”. And let’s not forget Molly Katz’s “Enchanted Broccoli Forest”. (I guess it’s just not in my nature to be deceptive?). I also remember hating bow tie pasta forever because we would have it with stewed tomatoes out of a can which I despised (though it is only 2 steps away from marinara sauce, really) and having to drink powdered milk, which is some kind of terrible. Smitten Son I liked this a lot! Thanks, Mom. Until I was inspired by Deb Perelman (who else?) Hamburger Helper, Spaghettios and everything people have mentioned from Poptarts to Captain Crunch above… oh man, those were the delicacies! How I love your posts and the way you express yourself!! I recently bought my kids some Twinkies however, and they rejected them outright. Somehow I survived and have eschewed all of those things in my own household, much to my daughter’s chagrin. To this day I cannot bring myself to eat canned peas, beans or spinach. It’s a great winter dish! sigh. That said, among people I’ve interrogated, reviews are mixed. Now there are recipes for “Not your Mom’s Green Bean Casserole,” some of which are quite good (even without the cream of mushroom soup). My mom made something called broccoli puff when I was growing up (it involved bisquick, cheddar cheese (orange) and frozen broccoli). After just one bite, I realized how blessed I am to have a mom who took the time to make us helper-free meals! I never once had macaroni and cheese until I was in college. I will be making this over and over again. My Mom must not have been a big broccoli fan, I didn’t have the processed cheese broccoli casserole until I started dating my future husband in college. although when i grew up and had my own children i limited their junk food exactly the same way! I don’t have a cast iron skillet so I used one pot for the primary ingredients. Topped with crispy bacon bits and crispy onions. This appeared in my feed on the day I needed some recipe help, and it didn’t disappoint. Perfect with tea and butter. I ended up adding chicken bullion to the rice. I am having problems typing on your site..reason for short version. Looking forward to making this, and the chocolate banana bread. But not in a blend. To this day I love spinach, but I don’t eat baby food spinach, just fresh spinach, and not for dessert. The sauce drapes nicely over everything without absolutely drowning the broccoli in cheese. Comfort food at it’s best. Oh my goodness! Solved the watery issue and it was delicious! Thank you! Dec 15, 2019 - For reasons I cannot — for once, I mean, good riddance — articulate, I spent half the summer, the half I was gestating this tiny moppet, with a nonstop craving for broccoli cheddar soup… “i should have known.” last night i altered it a bit by roasting 1/2 lb of chopped gold potatoes in the oven with 1/2 lb of broccoli, while the rice was cooking, in the same dish i was going to bake the whole thing in. I wanted canned ravioli so much! I thought they were the greatest things ever and my friends, who grew up on them, thought I was crazy. of course in memory it is much sweeter than at the time. We did a lot of bouncing back and forth from house to house. Highly recommend! Her specialty was – no joke – broiled Spam. How does that change the cooking instructions as they all take different amount of time. Jan 13, 2018 - For reasons I cannot — for once, I mean, good riddance — articulate, I spent half the summer, the half I was gestating this tiny moppet, with a nonstop craving for broccoli cheddar soup… 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed Recipes. As an Amazon Associate I … Add the chicken broth, nutmeg, and black pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the soup is slightly thickened. Powdered eggs from a box! However my dad worked at the 2nd Ave Deli restaurant for 30 years, so I also grew up on Jewish food. Believe it or not I was denied cookies that weren’t homemade, except for vanilla wafers–they were for the banana cream pies my mother made. * Of course now, being older, I recall fondly and sometimes crave the food of my youth — even the Kraft! My husband treasures the broccoli rice cheese casserole recipe that his mother used to make every year. Get ready: frozen chopped broccoli (blanched), VELVEETA (yes, you read that right), and buttered Ritz crackers for a topping (no, apparently they are not buttery enough without more a stick of butter). a treat! Who wants more curry chicken when there is tuna noodle casserole or lasagna from the frozen aisle to be had. I agree with some who have commented – no offense to my parents, but I kind of wish they had discovered whole foods a little earlier in my life. Hope that helps. You’d be ok with 2/3 the quantity of cheese sauce though it was delicious (and extremely cheesy) as is. Once, when I was babysitting, the family told me to “just make macaroni and cheese” for the kids for dinner, it was “on the counter”. My oft-requested but never served childhood food was mac and cheese from a box (the kind with straight noodles instead of curved). I added walnut to the casserole and it’s an excellent meal. In hindsight, it was a good life lesson. The youngest was hesitant at first, in the end, she ate it well. The cheese sauce is amazing! I am SO sorry to be a pain in the neck:). Used regular dijon instead of mustard powder and pico limon instead of cayenne and it tasted great. make this tonight, people!!! Gotta say, thanks, mom! Sep 26, 2016 - For reasons I cannot — for once, I mean, good riddance — articulate, I spent half the summer, the half I was gestating this tiny moppet, with a nonstop craving for broccoli cheddar soup… :), Ah, this is perfect. I always wanted my mom (who is a very good home cook) to make it, but she never did. He would not stop so of course my mother asked her for her recipe, tips, secrets, whatever. Lots of canned vegetables in those days because fresh were expensive and not always available when it was not the season. That was an awful task and at the end I decided to eat the yogurt plain so I wouldn’t cringe every time I found a sugar piece in my mouth. We were raised pescatarian and i had my first chicken nugget when i was 12. (one less pot!) Only adjustment I made was to start adding in the milk and then broth a little sooner than the recipe suggested as the gluten free flour tends to seize up a little. I got even with her in high school, where I found that Little Debbie and Hostess could become a major food group without her ever knowing. And my teenager loved it. And I hate making it to this day – so maybe she did too. I love so much your blog but I always run away from the recipes because I hate cups, stiks, spoons… Please could You put it also in metric sistem? The conversation went something like this- Me: “hi, Dad. Yes, a lot of bacon. And Lucky Charms, because of the sugar (only Cheerios, granola, and occasionally Trix were allowed). A: But I eagerly gobbled casseroles–including various versions of this one–at my friends’ houses. Thanks! I remember being at a friends house when I was 16. But, dare I say it, too cheesy and decadent. And the pepper and onion in the omelet – always crunchy, never softened. This is outta this world! I even added an entire can of lentils to the grain blend and it still looks like a big ol’ soupy cheese mess. thanks, Mom…. I live in turkey and have only wild rice (not a mix) that I brought from my home in Minnesota. I don’t remember any specific foods that I was denied as a child. Who knew? My father could not stand it. Sadly now, who needs 1 – but well I had my fun for a few years! The next two, for the cheese/bechamel sauce. Required fields are marked *. embarrased me alongside my friends with their Fruit by the Foot, baloney sandwiches and Chips Ahoy. And how did I miss Jessie’s comment? Great post Deb and I can’t wait to try this. A SNACK! Love this. Everytime she did my dad would complain and say he wanted his frijoles. 30.09.2015 - broccoli cheddar soup, a food drink post from the blog smitten kitchen, written by deb perelman on Bloglovin’ Didn’t remove the spinach from the dish, mind you, just from the NAME of the dish. Yum! Yum! From a can. This looks very promising. I always wanted Hi-C and sugar-filled cereals (not at the same time). I had my first loaf of freshly baked bread when I was in college when I baked it myself and it was HEAVEN. Her’s is a simpler version with just chicken, broccoli, cheese and bread crumbs mixed with cream of chicken or mushroom and sour cream and some chicken broth. I had never imagined such a thing. She was a very good cook, but was weary and frustrated by having to produce three meals a day for years and years. What a brat. I used all wild rice and that is great in the casserole because it stays nice and firm. I’ve been making a lot of recipes from this site and they’ve all been great. I was denied Pop-Tarts, Lucky Charms (and all sugared cereals, but that was the one I wanted), and frozen dinners. Slowly drizzle in milk, whisking constantly, then broth. A veggie dish my fiance will actually eat! I wonder if the 8 oz of cheddar is right, though? There’s no overt Swiss flavor, instead the light cheese enhances the creaminess more so than using all cheddar … So cheesy! Squishy white bread and margarine! I was 27 the first time I had grits. With cooked brown rice and broccoli in your fridge. To this day I’ve never eaten it. Yeah, my mom was almost a serial coupon-er. Broccoli Cheddar Soup. ), when my parents were going out for the evening (usually bridge at a neighbors) — special not because of the quality of the food, but because each of us three got “exactly” what we wanted and a little exotic (line the Chinese tray with an egg rollw). Thoughts? I look forward to every new post from you! The recipe calls for 2/3 cup of stock that is never mentioned in the recipe, unless I missed it reading poorly on mobile? Aug 31, 2020 - Explore Brennan's Cellars's board "Veggies: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots... oh my! What did you serve this casserole with, or was it a main dish? My mother refused to buy either of those items, she was all about Pepperidge Farm bread and real butter. Here’s to new experiences! for a copy? See more ideas about recipes, food, cooking recipes. Will use cornstarch in place of the flour – will that work? This recipe looks delicious and will make it onto my dinner table soon. It was one of those holiday traditions for many years and updated in the 70’s with chopped broccoli. I did not use broth. I wanted to make it a day or 2 before thanksgiving. :). To this day I’ll wander around the freezer section completely mesmerized by all the stuff you can get. ), mushroom soup, American cheese, maybe a pinch of onion powder. My mom always just cooked the vegetable and put it on the plate. I might make this for passover now that we can use rice! Six years ago: Homemade Devil Dog or Hostess Cake I added sautéed chicken to make it a meal, it was terrific. My wife didn’t miss meat, but I did — next time I’m going to add a side of chicken sausage as many suggested. always had an air popper for popcorn, so never had that jiffy pop stuff either. Or you can just stream it! We had it for dinner last night with red rice and half cauliflower(ran out of broccoli). I made this last weekend and will make it again this weekend, it was absolutely delicious! 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