Whenever I order soup at a restaurant, I go for broccoli-cheese. I finally put my slow cooker to the test and made my own. It took a few tries, but now the soup is exactly how I like it. —Kristen Hills, Layton, Utah
This chowder is a wonderful warmer-upper on a rainy afternoon. For a quick and delicious variation, spoon chowder into a split baked potato! I like all types of cooking, especially baking pies. I'm a volunteer at our local hospital. When at home, I enjoy reading, biking and hiking.
Get your next dinner party off to an impressive start with this savory cream soup. Guests will love the roasted tomato flavor and crispy bread slices. If you make it in summer, try grilling the tomatoes instead.—Patterson Watkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Healthy chunks of broccoli are paired with the tangy taste of cheddar cheese in this hearty soup from Jean Komlos, Plymouth, Michigan. A dash of nutmeg and a splash of sherry add pizzazz to a kitchen classic.
"This hearty soup appeals to all ages and can be spiced up to suit individual tastes," reports Kim Gollin of Andover, Kansas. She sometimes drains the can of tomatoes and adds extra beef, serving it as a thick cheesy dip.
Frozen broccoli-cheese sauce makes this hearty soup a speedy addition to a lunchtime or evening meal. It's a great way to use up leftover rice. This recipe can easily be doubled, too. —Laura Mihalenko-DeVoe, Charlotte, North Carolina