Because a comforting bowl of creamy and delightfully cheesy soup is all anyone really needs when winter is looming.
It’s also pretty much guaranteed to be a family favourite.
Homemade cheese sauce is my 4 year old’s Achilles heel, and this soup is a close cousin of what I would use for my stovetop mac & cheese.
You could certainly use your favourite cheese, but we’re big fans of older, sharp cheeses over here. Feel free to make this vegetarian with vegetable broth, too. If you’re feeling really wild, substitute the broccoli with cauliflower, you animal.
And as always, if you’re feeding this to a famjam of selective eaters, you can easily be considerate without catering, by serving some plain broccoli, carrots (raw or cooked) and cheese on the side. Serve with some crackers or crusty bread and you’ve got a super satisfying meal.