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Welcome to the February Recipe Challenge!
Each month, I will host a recipe challenge for my readers which gives you an opportunity to win a $100 prize just for making dinner!
I will choose one recipe each month for you to make. All the recipes will be simple, quick, and easy (as most of the recipes on Midwest Foodie are). They will all be vegetarian and/or vegan but you are welcome to add meat/dairy or customize them as you see fit!
This month's recipe is my Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup! This Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup comes together in 30 minutes with all REAL ingredients (no Velveeta!) which makes it a simple weeknight dinner that your family will love and you'll feel good about feeding them! And I'm not even exaggerating when I say - this broccoli cheddar soup is BETTER than Panera’s!
Why you're going to love this soup
- It's SO simple! This vegetarian broccoli soup is so quick and easy it can be thrown together in a snap on a weeknight AND chances are good you'll have most of the ingredients in your fridge already!
- There's no Velveeta in this recipe! Just REAL ingredients; you know - veggies, cheese, and cream!
- It's filled with fresh broccoli but it's disguised in this creamy, cheesy delicious soup!
How does this work?
To enter the challenge and giveaway you must be a U.S. resident and complete the following:
- Make the recipe of the month! February's recipe is this super quick and easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup.
- Leave a star review and rating in the comment section of the recipe post. I want to hear what you think and I really value your feedback on my dishes!
- Snap a pic of your finished dish (no bonus points for creativity or styling - bad lighting and composition are welcomed and encouraged!). Email the pic to firstname.lastname@example.org or just send it to me in a direct message on Instagram. You will receive confirmation that your entry has been accepted within 48 hours!
BONUS ENTRY: Share a pic of your Midwest Foodie monthly challenge recipe on Instagram and tag @midwest.foodie in it! This gets you a second entry into the drawing!
That's it! You make dinner - you get entered to win a $100 prize!
In an effort to continue to amplify Black businesses, the $100 prize each month will either be in the form of a $100 gift card from a Black-owned business, or $100 towards products of your choice from their business (for those who don't offer gift cards).
If you have any suggestions of Black-owned businesses I can highlight and help support in the coming months, please feel free to leave a comment on this post or drop me an email. I appreciate any ideas you may have!
The winner this month can choose a $100 prize from one of the following:
- Black Girl Magic (delicious wines)
- PUR Home (home cleaning products)
- Dope Coffee Company (tasty coffee)
How to Leave a Comment
I realize that some people may have never left a comment on a post before. All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the recipe post until you see the comment section.
Leave a star rating, then enter your comment in the box, enter your first name and email address, then submit. That's it!
You have until 11:59pm CST on February 28th to enter. I will announce the winner of January's Recipe Challenge next month in the March Recipe Challenge post!
Happy Cooking! And please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need some help working through a recipe!