Friday, December 12, 2014

Broccoli, Bacon & Cheese Soup Bowls

Yum
Ooey, Gooey & Cheesy Broccoli Soup with Smokey Bacon-OH MY!  Does it get any more Comforting?  Oh Wait-Let's put it in a bread bowl and top it off with even more cheese & bacon.  YUM!!!   YUM!!! and more YUM!!!

1-(11.2 ounce) package of Bear Creek brand Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix
8 cups water
1-(12 ounce) package Birds Eye Steamfresh Broccoli Florets
1 onion, finely diced
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup Hormel Real Bacon Pieces (from 2.8 ounce jar) + additional bacon pieces for topping
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese + additional cheese for topping
1/2 cup sour cream
Bread bowls, purchased at Bakery

In a large stock pot, combine soup mix and water and prepare according to package directions.  Prepare broccoli in the microwave following directions on package.  In a small sauté pan, sauté onion in canola oil until tender.  Add cooked broccoli, sautéed onion and 1/3 cup bacon pieces to prepared soup.  Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese and sour cream and mix until cheese is melted.  Cut top off of bread bowls and remove some of the bread to hollow bowl for filling.  Spoon soup into bread bowls.  Top with desired amount of shredded cheese and bacon.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until soup is bubbly and cheese is melted.

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