I LOVE broccoli and cheddar soup, so I was quite excited to find a healthier version to try. I was a little disappointed, though. For the amount of effort and time, the taste was kind of bland and I did not care for the texture of the soup at all. I liked the taste the potatoes added, but I agree with another user's review that they made the soup feel grainy. Maybe if I had used red potatoes instead of of the Russet? Although then you wouldn't have gotten the thickness from the starch of a Russet. In any event, I probably won't make this again. My husband didn't care for it, either.