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Monday, December 29, 2014

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Craving an easy, filling soup?  Well, this is it! 
This Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup is thick, creamy and comforting.
Did everyone have a fabulous holiday?
I still have two Christmas' to attend this week so mine are still going strong.  We were able to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning together as a family, just the five of us.  We are usually traveling so it was special to just be at....home.
I also took a bit of a break from blogging {if you call 5 days a break}, but started my Top 20 countdown on Facebook.  I did a bit of research and found my Top 20 recipes from 2014.  I was super surprised on some of them.  Who gets so excited about a breakfast quesadilla?  Obviously, you guys do.  I'll be posting a recap here on the blog later this week.  Come back to check it out!
I didn't do much cooking this past week, but I did make this soup.  I've been trying to figure out how to make a creamy broccoli cheese soup in the crock pot for some time now.  I tried a couple of months ago and it was a complete and utter fail.  Like, big time fail.  It was a runny, icky, tasted like crap...MESS.
So, I got out some gusto and tried again.

This time it turned out pretty darn good.  And I craved....I used Velveeta.  Please don't send me the harsh messages.  I know it is crap cheese.  Processed, processed, processed.  So I guess if you don't care that I used Velveeta, make this soup.  If you do care that I used Velveeta, well.....sorry.

And I will say my kids ate this up quickly, even after they saw the broccoli {which sometimes sends them running}.  I'm not sure if I just caught them on a good night or they just really liked it.

Give it a shot!

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
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1 onion, finely diced
2 T. butter
1 head of broccoli, chopped in small pieces
1 1/2 c. milk
1 can cream of chicken soup {or homemade}
1 c. chicken stock
12 oz. Velveeta, cubed
1 t. pepper

1.  In a skillet saute the onions and butter together until translucent.
2.  Combine all ingredients into the crock pot.
3.  Set on low and let cook for 2-3 hours or until all is combined and melted.
4.  Serve warm with fresh bread or crackers.



{Excuse me for yelling.}

In a week I'll be sharing my 2-Week Meal Plan.  Get your grocery lists ready!

Would you like to comment?

  1. This looks delicious. My crock pot has never gotten so much of a work out as it has this fall/winter. No shame in a little Velveeta. I usually add some type of American cheese to cheesy soups. We will love this recipe, I know it:)

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)December 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    So easy!! I'm going to definitely try this one :-) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! Happy new year!

  3. I wondered how you got that color - now I know! You could also use American cheese in the deli - just ask for a big chunk of it and shred it yourself - so good! Happy almost New Year!

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