Monday, February 12, 2018

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

-21* F this morning without the windchill, another sick kiddo- (the third in as many days!!) calls for a good, hot lunch. I had some broccoli I needed to use and the taste for some broccoli cheese soup. Since it takes less than 30 minutes from prep to bowl in the Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese soup is quick enough to make fresh for hubby's lunch. In August my husband changed positions and locations at work. He did have a 40 minute drive and now it is less than 3! For the first time ever he lives close enough that he can come home for lunch. We have had sick kiddos for the past week so today I wanted to make him something extra special for lunch.

 Growing up in Ohio we used to eat at The Barn Restaurant in Smithville, not only do they have THE best salad wagon (an old farm wagon loaded with every salad item you can imagine) but the very best Broccoli Cheese soup with skinny noodles!! Since finding out hubby is diabetic in October we have been watching the carbs, so no noodles today, but still delicious!!

Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Instant Pot
2 TBSP butter
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/2- 1 c. shredded carrot
4 c. chicken broth
1/4 tsp. each of onion and garlic powder
1 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (my family prefers cubed Velveeta)
salt/pepper to taste
1 c. thin egg noodles

On saute melt butter and cook onion until translucent. Add broccoli, carrot, broth, noodles and seasonings. Lock lid, set seal to Sealing, Manual button for 4 minutes. Once the pot beeps do a quick release of pressure. Then stir in the heavy cream and cheese.
The noodles really do take this soup to the next level.
I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

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