Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Recipe Savers: Broccoli Cheese Soup

 Over the past 7 months we have dramatically reduced our grocery budget by shopping at Aldi... so much so, i'm going to share my secrets and tips in a new feature called Recipe Savers.

This recipe comes from 100 Days of Real Food and is one of our go to winter staples. Broccoli is one veggie I can get my hubby to eat regularly, so you'll probably see a lot of it on the blog.

Do you know, this FREEZES amazingly well... So much so that I make a double batch so we can have plenty of leftovers in the freezer for lunches or a quick dinner. The toddler doesn't get the concept of soup, so he normally ends up with a quesadilla and frozen peas on soup night, but we love this recipe. Below I just doubled the ingredients and I save time by making a double batch.

So how much does it cost to make?
$10.21 for 11 servings at Aldi... that's $0.93 each...

  • Broccoli: $1.58 (Need 2 of the 1 pound packages, sold at $0.79 each) 
  • Bacon: $2.79 
  • Yellow Onions: $0.25 (About 1 cup)
  • Chicken Stock: $0.25  (Homemade broth recipe)
  • 6 tablespoons Flour: $0.09
  • Cheese: $2.79 (1 blocks of Cheddar)
  • Heavy Cream: $1.99
  • 2 cups of Milk: $0.47
  • Salt/Pepper: Too cheap to Count
  • Oil: (still on a huge box from costco)

Pair that with my $0.65 breakfast burritos and your have dinner and lunch for $1.58! We normally eat it with a bit of bread to dunk, but its a meal on its own. 

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