Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup with Focaccia Croutons is a comforting bowl of two classic soups combined! A creamy, cheddar cheese base is loaded full of broccoli florets and potatoes. Topped with buttery, homemade focaccia croutons, this soup will warm you from the inside out! The perfect recipe for the cold weather blues.
What Type of Potatoes to Use
When reaching for potatoes, my go-to will always be a Yukon gold potato. They are just so buttery and delicious! Especially in this soup. They help add another layer of decadence and thickness to the soup.
If you don’t have Yukon gold potatoes on hand, you could also use red potatoes. They would add a fun pop of color!
PS: I don’t peel my potatoes for this recipe because they get so soft and delicious anyways, but if you prefer a peeled potato, then go for it!
How to Make Focaccia Croutons
Making homemade croutons may seem like a daunting task, but it’s SO worth it! And, it’s pretty darn easy!
The key ingredient to these croutons: focaccia bread! I was lucky enough to have one of my mom’s homemade loaves to work with, but you can typically find it in most grocery store bakeries these days. I love how the focaccia bread is already infused with herbs, so it results in a flavorful crouton!
Simply cube the focaccia bread, toss together with some olive oil and broil until golden brown and delicious!
Want to try your hand out at making homemade focaccia bread? Check out this recipe here!
How to Serve Broccoli Cheddar Potato Soup
To me, this soup is a bowl full of pure comfort. Perfect for colder nights, or family dinners in front of the fire place!
If you aren’t able to make the homemade focaccia croutons (or run out) then some sort of garlic bread is a must! This soup is perfect for dunking! PS: extra cheese is a ALWAYS a good idea!
You want to know what’s even better about this broccoli cheddar potato soup? It gets better with age! That means, you are going to have some pretty darn good leftovers. Simply re-heat and dig in! This recipe could also be kept warm in a slow cooker for feeding a crowd.
Whether it’s for a weekday dinner, a comfort food fix, or a holiday meal, this soup is going to be one to love!
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