Budget Cooking with Sheila: Broccoli and Cheese – mmmm for under $1.50 a person

One of my personal favourites, I will be for sure be trying this recipe out!  Thanks again Sheila.

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I often hear from friends how lucky I am to have a husband who loves to cook. My husband is always experimenting in the kitchen and this recipe is all his! I am a huge soup fan and this recipe makes for an easy dinner when paired with a yummy grilled cheese and avocado or a ham and swiss sandwich! This particular recipe allows for you to play with it as well. The 

amount of broccoli and cheese you use depends on how intense you want the flavour of the broccoli and how thick you want the soup.

Ingredients:Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

  • broocoli soup2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic pressed
  • 4 to 6 cups broccoli
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Melt 2 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring consistently until soft. Set aside.

In the meantime, boil the chicken broth in a pot. Once boiled add the broccoli, onion and garlic and stir together. Cook until broccoli is soft. Pour in portions into a blender or food processor and blend smooth.

Replace the pureed mixture back into the pot and bring to a boil. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and stir until the cheese is melted.

Spoon, serve and enjoy!

Cost Breakdown

Ingredient Where purchased Approximate Cost
Broccoli Food Basics 3 bunches at 88 cents = 2.64
Onion Food Basics .97 / bag
Chicken Broth No Frills – but had on hand 1.99
Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese Metro 3 / $10.00 = $3.33 (plus bonus air miles this week too)
Total   $8.93

*Butter, garlic, salt and pepper are all pantry items I had at home.

For 6 servings – cost per serving is $1.49. 

Thank you for the picture goes to Brown Eyed Baker who has a beautifully designed website 🙂 


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