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Broccoli Chowder and Challenge Butter Giveaway (Closed)


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Today, I have a deliciously easy broccoli chowder made using Challenge Butter along with a giveaway. It has been between 7 and 10 degrees in the morning when I have been taking my kids to school. My daughter doesn’t even get recess because the temperature is too cool (plus we are having red air quality – one of the down sides to living in the Salt Lake Valley surrounded by mountains).  The weather man also said on the news that it is even too cold to snow! I didn’t even realize that was possible.  This chowder was the perfect thing to help warm up my family when dinner time rolled around. I also made a loaf of bread to accompany the bowls of this comforting soup.

The soup itself includes a rich and creamy cheesy base with chunks of ham and tender broccoli florets mixed in with some bits of onion.  I can always get my kids to eat broccoli if it involves cheese.

I also wanted to share with you that Challenge Butter has launched their “Recipe for Caring” Celebrity Chef Challenge, where three celebrity chefs have made exclusive recipes, and you have the chance to win just for voting on your favorite!

There’s over $5,000 in CASH and prizes for winning voters, and Challenge will also donate $10,000 to 3 charities at the end of the promotion!  Click here to learn more about the Chefs and to see the exclusive recipes.The contest runs until January 15th.

Challenge has also provided a kit including 5 FREE coupons for Challenge Butter and a 5 piece bakeware set from Good Cook (total value of $75) for one lucky RMK reader. To enter leave a comment about how you like to cook with butter.  You have until Friday Jan. 11 at midnight (MST) to enter.  This contest is open to US Residents.  Winner will be announced on this post following the entry deadline.

Broccoli Chowder

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Broccoli Chowder


Units Scale
  • 1 pound frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp Challenge Danish Creamery Butter , (1/2 stick)
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cups (6 oz) sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (6 oz) fully cooked ham, cut in 3/8-inch cubes
  • salt to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese, optional garnish


  1. Combine broccoli and broth in microwave-safe covered container and microwave on high for 2-33 minutes or until broccoli is just tender. Drain and save liquid and set both aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium–low heat in a 4 quart pot. Add onions and sauté until limp but not browned.
  3. Add flour to pot and cook stirring for about 3 minutes until the flour cooked but not browned.
  4. Stir in cooking liquid from broccoli and milk; cook until mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Add cheese cubes and black pepper, ham and broccoli; stir over medium heat until cheese melts. Heat through but do not boil. Salt to taste. Serve hot. Serves 4-5.
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Recipe adapted from Challenge Butter.

Disclosure: I was also sent a prize pack.

The winner of this giveaway is Maralea who said: I love using butter for all my baking!

Congrats to Maralea! Watch for an email on how to claim your prize.

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Susan C January 10, 2013 - 8:47 pm

I am more of a baker and all delicious baked goods use butter. Pie crust, cookies…

KarenK January 10, 2013 - 8:49 am

I like to use real butter in a lot of my baking. And there is NOTHING better than a good homemade buttercream frosting!

Jennai January 9, 2013 - 7:26 pm

I love cooking with butter, especially the new flavored ones like the Tuscan Style because they add so much flavor to whatever I am cooking, especially vegetables.

Shawn January 9, 2013 - 4:02 am

Butter really does make my recipes taste better. We love it.


Barb January 8, 2013 - 4:18 pm

puff pastry dough we use alot of butter

Lisa Johnson January 8, 2013 - 1:27 pm

I use real butter only. I used to only use margarine and then when they came out and said how bad it was for you we switched to butter and I never looked back! I LOVE butter!

Laura C. January 8, 2013 - 12:27 pm

I use real butter as often as I can. I recently leraned the difference between salted and unsalted.. 🙂

Molly January 8, 2013 - 12:03 am

I use it in everything from baking cookies to forming the bases of soups and sauces. I finally tried my first ever hollandaise from scratch this weekend. Challenge butter & farm fresh eggs made the flavor really shine!

Nikki January 7, 2013 - 10:46 pm

I use it for baking and of course on bread!

Marina January 7, 2013 - 1:22 pm

I usually bake with it, saute veggies or spread it on waffles/pancakes etc.. I use to be a country crock girl but now it’s butter all the way!

Staci A January 7, 2013 - 11:19 am

Seems like I use it in everything. We made cinnamon roll donuts this weekend and used up a ton of butter.

Jeni January 7, 2013 - 10:13 am

Real butter just tastes better- no matter what the recipe!

mom4me January 7, 2013 - 9:15 am

I like to serve butter to my kids as it is a natural product rather than something man made.

Evelyn R January 7, 2013 - 8:01 am

Butter makes everything better! Of course I use it for baking, but it is also great for sautéing with a little bit of olive oil too

Dezi A January 6, 2013 - 10:53 pm

Does baking count? I love making cookies with butter. 🙂

Aneesa January 6, 2013 - 8:19 pm

I love to use butter in everything! Especially love it in pancake batter as well as for cornbread and biscuits!

Liz Blunt January 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Butter belkongs in all my cookie recipes!

Liz Blunt January 6, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Butter is my favorite ingredient in all my cookie recipes!

Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) January 6, 2013 - 12:08 pm

I love using butter to cook, it always makes my food taste much better! i love to put butter in mashed potatoes!

Mallory January 6, 2013 - 11:42 am

Butter is great with so many things! Home made bread probably tops my list.

Emily m January 6, 2013 - 10:32 am

Butter is the best in simply everything, but particularly saute’d mushrooms.

Rochelle January 6, 2013 - 8:56 am

I love using butter to cook french toast and many other dishes. Thanks!

Debbi R January 6, 2013 - 7:54 am

There is nothing better than the flavor of butter frying eggs, toast, vegetables and fish.

Audra Weathers January 6, 2013 - 7:47 am

I’ve been using stick butter a lot over the holidays; baking pies and cookies and other goodies.

Sarah G January 6, 2013 - 7:44 am

I use butter in almost all my cooking and baking. And I love to make flavored butters!

Kathy January 6, 2013 - 7:34 am

Nothing else tastes like real butter so I use it for most everything!

kesha January 6, 2013 - 6:40 am

I like to make homemade cookies and biscuits with butter!

Amy L January 6, 2013 - 6:11 am

I like to cook so many things with butter – baked goods, vegetables, fish. Butter improves flavor of just about any food.

NancyA. January 6, 2013 - 5:29 am

I make homemade bread with real butter, then slather it on a hot piece of bread and oh my, is that delicious!!

Cherie Cabra January 5, 2013 - 9:22 pm

I use at least 3 lbs of butter a week! I use it in baking every day. Whenever I saute, I use a mixture of oil for heat and butter for flavor. I use butter anytime I turn the heat on to cook.

Chriss January 5, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I’m a baker so I use a lot of butter when making desserts. I also cook a lot of side dishes with it.

Rebecca T. January 5, 2013 - 7:59 pm

In my home we have never used margarine… only and always butter (way more natural and better for you). Sauteing veggies, on all breads, and use in baking!! Yummm – butter 😀

April V January 5, 2013 - 7:22 pm

I use butter in just about everything!! My favorite way is probably slathered on a good ole’ grilled cheese sandwich!!

Deann January 5, 2013 - 7:21 pm

mmmmm… butter! Must have it for everything! I cooked an onion in butter for the soup we had for dinner tonight and we used butter on our pancakes this morning.

Joy from Yesterfood January 5, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Baking cookies and cakes: need good butter for those! 🙂

TrishInFL January 5, 2013 - 5:29 pm

The latest thing I used butter for, was to butter biscuits at dinner tonight!

Tammy S January 5, 2013 - 5:13 pm

I use butter in all my baking. Our family loves chocolate chip cookies.

Madeline January 5, 2013 - 5:02 pm

We use butter quite a bit, when making cookies or in macaroni and cheese, and always in our scrambled eggs in the mornings.

Katie January 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm

I have a Broccoli soup recipe that uses butter that is great but I use it in all my baking.

shirley elizabeth January 5, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Oh my goodness. Vegetables with butter! Sautee some brussels sprouts!

Shelly January 5, 2013 - 3:15 pm

I love to use butter in all of my baked goods!

NancyA. January 5, 2013 - 2:53 pm

I like butter for my breads when I make them and eat them. The taste is much better than any margarine.

Dana January 5, 2013 - 2:46 pm

I love baking with butter–especially when I make Scotch Shortbread! Since they only have three ingredients, it’s important that all of the ingredients are good-quality–you just can’t substitute!

Doreen January 5, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Christmas cookies baked with butt and my bread!

Mary Ann January 5, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Mmm….butter. I love to make eggs cooked in butter.

Shanna January 5, 2013 - 1:31 pm

I love cooking and baking with butter, but my favorite thing is toast with butter! So yummy!

Andrea D. January 5, 2013 - 1:25 pm

When it comes to baked goods, I only bake with butter. Thanks for the chance to enter.

D SCHMIDT January 5, 2013 - 1:23 pm

I like to saute with butter

Susan C January 5, 2013 - 1:21 pm

I combine melted butter and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to marinate chicken wings for grilling.

Ellie January 5, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Butter all the way… no margerine here!

Anna January 5, 2013 - 12:34 pm

I love cooking with butter! It make especially wonderful cookies. Way better than margarine

Crystal January 5, 2013 - 12:15 pm

I use butter in everything–no margarine in this house!

Lorna January 5, 2013 - 12:12 pm

A little butter is enough to get my kids to eat steamed vegetables.

Linda January 5, 2013 - 12:03 pm

I use butter in all my cooking, the taste is worth the price and it is a preservative free product I can feel good about. Dairy all the way.

LaDawn January 5, 2013 - 11:33 am

Butter is great for so many things, but I must admit cookies are my favorite!

Emily Adams January 5, 2013 - 11:10 am

I love to use butter for baking cookies!

Amy January 5, 2013 - 10:22 am

I love to saute things in butter.

Kelly D January 5, 2013 - 10:04 am

Please delete- I didn’t think my comment went through.

Kelly D January 5, 2013 - 10:02 am

I like to make cookies & casseroles with butter.

olivia tokarz January 5, 2013 - 9:56 am

I make homemade bread and I make homemade butters to go with the bread. Cranberry orange, blue cheese, lemon herb are just a few of the butters I make.

Nicole January 5, 2013 - 9:56 am

Nothing beats fried eggs cooked in butter for breakfast. It’s impossible to say no to them!

This recipe looks great. I love broccoli and cheese soup, and can’t wait to try this recipe.

Maralea January 5, 2013 - 9:50 am

I love using butter for all my baking!

Janell Poulette January 5, 2013 - 9:02 am

I love to make cookies with butter 🙂

Kelly D January 5, 2013 - 8:22 am

I like making cookies and casseroles with butter. Thanks.

erin January 5, 2013 - 8:03 am

Grilled cheese and fajita veggies are the two that come to mind!

melissa@IWasBornToCook January 5, 2013 - 8:02 am

Baking cookies, of course!

kathy f January 5, 2013 - 7:49 am

I love to cook with butter and put it in my baked goods.