Indie Ogden DIY- Cream of broccoli soup with Beehive cheese


Nothing warms the soul after a long day in the snow quite like a ‘sticks to your ribs’ kind of soup. In the winter I am always craving creamy soups but I don’t really want to spend a lot of time cooking and canned soup is out of the question, yuck!  I came up with this easy and quick recipe that really hit the spot and best of all it uses some local ingredients that really add a little kick.

This recipe takes under half hour to make,  less than 20 if you don’t have one kid hanging on your leg and one spilling glitter in the living room. You can use regular old cheddar or Colby jack but if you really want to add some local flavor you simply must use Beehive’s ‘Big John Cajun’ cheese. In this recipe I also used local milk from Johnny’s dairy but of course regular ol’ milk from the grocery will be just as delicious.

*If you are feeling adventurous add a couple of  cups of cooked macaroni and convert this recipe into creamy broccoli mac n cheese!





  • In a sauce pan melt butter over med heat
  • add flour and mix
  • cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly to remove flour taste
  • add milk and broth/bullion and whisk together until smooth and flour is all dissolved
  • add cheese and stir until melted together
  • chop head of broccoli into tiny pieces, peel stem and dice into pieces (or omit if you don’t like the stem)
  • Cook for about 10 minutes at a slow boil, whisking frequently to keep bottom from sticking
  • serve and top with shredded cheese, yum!





Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.


  1. This looks absolutely amazing! I love that you used local ingredients! We are all about eating local!

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    • I love eating local too, so many yummy options!

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  2. I love Beehive cheese. it is so delicious! Using local ingredients makes thing so much yummier!

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  3. I was just saying to my daughter the other day how I was having a craving for cream of broccoli soup! This sure looks like it beats the canned kind and seems easy enough to make! Thanks!

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    • It’s super easy, my 6 year old helped!

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  4. I have never even heard of Beehive cheese. I guess that is something new I need to try!

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    • It’s amazing! They have espresso rubbed, lavender rubbed, tea rubbed and all kind of cool flavors. Yum!

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  5. I love local cheese, broccoli, and soup…pinning this to make soon!

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    • How can you not love cheese? Win!

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