Warm Cheesy Broccoli Dip (+ wise guys)

 

 

 


 

My two older children are away from me for HOURS each day. And sometimes that bums me out. I mean, I love their school and I’m happy they’re learning and blah blah blah, but sometimes? I just miss them.

 

 

The best thing to do on those sappy-mama days, I’ve found, is just to channel that sad energy into making them a tasty snack to welcome them home.

 

We had a couple of chilly Fall-ish days blow through last week and, to me, that made it perfect weather for a nice warm dip. Ooey, gooey, cheesy yumminess hits the spot when the mercury drops!

 

 

This recipe is so easy-peasy, it’s sort of crazy. Still, it’s tasty and even manages to work some veg in. Nice, right?

 

Warm Cheesy Broccoli Dip

 

  • 1 can Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
  • 6 oz. shredded cheddar (or cheddar/jack blend)
  • 1 package frozen broccoli florets

 

Dump all ingredients into slow cooker*. Turn on low for a couple of hours, until warm and melty. Serve with pita chips, toasted hunks of bread, crackers, or pretzels… whatever floats your boat!

 

*Note: I made this in a slow cooker, because it was simple and I could just forget about it. You can also very easily do this in the microwave. Just dump it all in a bowl and heat until warm and melty.

 

Not sure your kids would appreciate all that broccoli? Have a different soup on hand? Through their recipe destination www.campbellskitchen.com , Campbell’s gives you a fresh way to delight your family (new, kid-friendly recipes like Mini Chicken Pot Pies, and fun ways for your kids to eat tomato soup or chicken noodle soup). Fun!

 

Now… I would be remiss in not pointing out that, while making the dip went without a hitch, toasting the chunks of artisan French bread for with it proved slightly more problematic for me.

 

 

D’oh!

 

Of course, my eldest offered up this little pearl of wisdom as smoke billowed through our home,

 

“Way to multi-task, Mom! You made us a tasty snack AND tested the smoke detector!”

 

Wise guy. :)

 

Got your own little wise guy? Be sure to visit Campbell’s Wisest Kid to check out a fun way to tell everyone the “wise” things kids say.  It’s super easy and fun and you can share it with your family and friends. Face it– we all love sharing things about our kids—from pictures to funny things they do, right?

 

While you’re there, scroll through some of the other great tidbits people have shared. I think you’ll find that Campbell’s Wisest Kid is the ultimate expert on what makes kids happy.

(This was my very favorite:  “It only hurts until it doesn’t.” Pretty brilliant, right?)

 

 

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