My husband is a fiend for broccoli cheese soup, and his favorite is from Jason’s Deli. He always gets the Spud au Broc, which is a (no lie) FOOTBALL-SIZED baked potato smothered generously with broccoli cheese soup. We used to meet up there for lunch during our early dating days (d’aww) but haven’t been there regularly for quite a few years. Then one day last fall, we ended up heading there for lunch with our 11-year-old daughter Mallory, and she shared the ginormous potato with Paul. And that was pretty much it for Mallory – she has been crazy for broccoli cheese soup ever since, asking for it all the time. She’s also a big fan of my chicken and gnocci soup, too – my little soup lover! This soup is a reasonable facsimile of the broccoli cheese soup you might find at Jason’s Deli or even Panera. It’s super thick, super rich, and super bad for you. I make it like once a year. But man, is it good. Here is the recipe.