Broccoli Potato Chowder

Broccoli Potato Soup

A couple weeks ago my girl Jodie over at //Two Lucky Spoons// posted a recipe on Instagram of her Ham Broccoli and Potato Chowder and my mouth instantly started watering.  Only problem is, I kinda hate ham (fight me), but I’m also leaning towards vegetarian lately.  So I asked her, could I make it without the ham?  She said sure – just double up on the veg!

I was so excited to make this soup!  And you know, I am really not a soup person at all.  But I do like potato soup, and I am always looking for more ways to get broccoli into my diet, so this soup was a very creamy, luscious answer!

I didn’t change much of anything from the original recipe, except mostly to make it vegetarian.  I had heavy cream in the fridge, so I used that instead of half and half.  I did add one extra potato and probably an extra handful of broccoli, to take the place of the missing ham.  I used vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.  And I forgot to buy sage, but the soup was still amazingly delicious.  I had it for lunch yesterday, and followed her recommendation to reheat it gently so that it doesn’t separate.  I heated it in the microwave on 50% power for about 8 minutes, stirring every so often.  It was perfect.  Oh gosh, it was soooo perfect.  I am so excited to add another soup to my 2-soup rotation!!

You can find the original recipe //here//!