Monday, January 3, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I am SO happy I forgot to ask my husband to buy the noodles for the Ziti so I had to make this soup today!  LOL  It was every bit as delicious as I hoped it would be!!!!  I'm incredibly thrilled the vote went to making Broccoli Cheese soup as opposed to just Cream of Broccoli soup!  I had 1 1/2 bowls, my husband had 2 bowls and my daughter said "Mmmmmm this is really good!" with every bite!  It is better than any Broccoli Cheese soup I've had at any restaurant......hands down!  This is officially a family favorite now!  I'm so excited for you to try it!  Oh, and ANYONE can make this!!!!!!  SO EASY!!!

Here it is!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients:
1 bunch broccoli, chopped into tiny pieces (it will save you from having to blend hot liquid later....or you can use frozen, but you'll have to blend later and I always get some "woody" pieces when I use frozen broccoli)
1 onion, chopped finely
2 cans evaporated milk
1 can condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
3 cups water
4 Chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 16 oz. block Velveeta Cheese, chopped into pieces (or off brand processed cheese)

Directions:


Place all ingredients (except for the Velveeta cheese) into the Slow Cooker and stir.

Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.

5-10 minutes before eating, stir in the chunks of velveeta.  Crank up it up to HIGH and stir quite a bit.

Enjoy!

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for all of your great recipes on your blog! I have a 2 year old and just had a new baby in Dec and these recipes have saved us from starving at our house! Hope you continue to do well on bed rest. Thanks again!

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  2. Kate....Congrats on the new baby! I'm so happy no one in your house is starving! LOL Glad the recipes could help!

    Thanks for the well-wishes! Take Care!
    Hope

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  3. You nailed it! This rocks!!! Can't wait to try out your other recipes in the very near future!!

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  4. Thanks Lindsay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  5. Trying a variation of this today...Cheesy Vegetable soup...we will see how it comes out!

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  6. Would this work for fresh broccoli? With the cook time I'm thinking it may, but don't want to assume:)

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  7. Sorry:) that's what happens when I don't wear my glasses when reading! I saw 'use frozen'. whoops:)

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  8. How much does this make? I am thinking of halving it for 2 of us.

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  9. Lisa,

    Halving would be a good idea for just the two of you if you don't want leftovers. I believe it made 4-6 servings if I'm not mistaking.

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  10. Made this tonight for dinner...when I went to add the cheese at the end I only had 8 oz of velveeta (oops!) so I threw in an 8 oz bag of shredded cheddar along with it and it turned out great! And I got the idea to put the onions and broccoli in the food processor, saved me a lot of chopping time. Thanks for your great recipes!

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    1. I'm so glad it turned out well for you! You are most welcome!

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  11. Is it possible to cook on medium for a faster time?

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    1. I've never seen a "medium" setting on a slow cooker before. I've only seen LOW and HIGH. If you cook it on HIGH, it should be ready in about 3-3.5 hours.

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  12. Hi. I was just wondering if you could sub vegetable bouillon cubes for the chicken ones? Thank you.

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