I worked for TGIF in 1982 and made this all the time. We boiled the stalks in the chicken broth along with onion until tender then pureed them. this will take it over the top. Also used Velveeta cheese for a smooth and rich consistency and only used cheddar for topping. I can say one thing about this soup ADDICTING that is putting it lightly.
This has got to be the best soup I've ever had. Every time I make it it's a big hit.
Jan 26, 2006, 22:00
I made this recipe and instead of the cheese that is told to use, I used Velvetta cheese -- yum!!! Use about a half of it but cut it into little chunks to melt quicker. But don't use anymore than half or it will be too much cheese. You'll really enjoy it this way.
Recipe is a good start. Had to double up on the cheese slices to get a more cheesey taste. Also added a little more flour as we don't like it so watery. Lastly, added a pinch of cayenne pepper. Overall, soup had a great taste!! Was eaten up in two days!!
Dec 3, 2005, 22:00
I worked for Friday's for 6 years and NEVER saw a slice of processed cheese go in this soup. They did however, use 100% shredded cheddar, and the broccoli was steamed in the microwave. The base of this soup started with a traditional flour/butter roux.
Nov 13, 2005, 22:00
This is a great one!!! Also works well with cauliflower instead of the broccoli...
Sep 15, 2005, 22:00
This is a great recipe!! My husband likes it a little thicker so I just add a few more cheese slices. It's also great with some crumbled bacon on top. Yummy!
Aug 8, 2005, 22:00
I've made this recipe before and it's a great copy! Tastes very good, and has an awesome texture to it! When I can't afford to go to Friday's, I like to make this at home. Great for a cold day.