1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 cup chopped onion 4 medium potatoes -- cut in 1/2" cubes 3 cups water 3 chicken bouillon cubes 10 ounces frozen cut broccoli -- thawed and drained 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese salt and pepper, to taste
In a 2 or 3 -quart microwave-safe bowl cook butter on High (100%) power for 1 minute. Add onion; cook on High for 3 minutes. Add potatoes, water and bouillon; cook on High for 15 minutes. Remove 1 cup of the potato cubes with a slotted spoon; set aside.
Pour contents of bowl into blender container. Holding lid on securely, blend until smooth; return to bowl. Stir in reserved potatoes. Cook on medium (50% power) for 4 minutes, stirring until heated thru and cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.
We had this for dinner Monday night, using some extra broccoli leftover from the day before. Even though the recipe doesn't say what to do with it, I just chopped it in 1/2-inch pieces and stirred it in with the reserved potatoes and cheese. I also modified the recipe a bit by cooking the potatoes directly in a quart of boxed organic broth, then scooping out some of the cooked potatoes and pureeing the rest right in the pan with a hand-held drink mixer. I added quite a bit of salt (2 teaspoons) and some fresh ground pepper. Even my kids who were skeptical gave it the thumbs-up after they tried it.
Jun 21, 2006
I'm trying the recipe but it doesn't say what to do with the broccoli, help.