Recipe: Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

I made a big batch of this soup for my lunch this week and thought I’d mention it to you guys as well.

This is a much lighter version of a broccoli cheese soup so it is perfect for summertime.

This is not a super creamy soup- I prefer to use real foods and not the canned cheese soup you see in a lot of broccoli soup recipes.

I prefer this recipe in the summertime and even better you can make it in the crockpot! I usually do a big batch of this once a month or so and keep it in the fridge for fast lunch or dinners.  This is a nice option too because you can indulge and not have to spend hours and hours at the gym after ;).

This particular batch I just literally put together in about 5 minutes at lunchtime and turned the crockpot on and viola!  Dinner was waiting for me when I got home.

Recipe: Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup
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Recipe type: Soup, Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 20 oz of frozen broccoli
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 3 cups of shredded cheese (this is your preference, I like Jack and Cheddar cheese but just cheddar would be great as well)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 qt Vegetable Broth
Instructions
  1. Add the chopped onion, milk, broth and broccoli to the crock pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook on high for about 3.5 hours or on low for about 6.5-7 hours.
  3. About 10 minutes before the soup is finished cooking add the shredded cheeses.
  4. Once the soup is done take the immersion blender or regular blender and puree until creamy.
  5. Top with cheddar cheese or I like croutons for a little crunch.

 

 

I am a vegetarian and the rest of the family eats meat so quick dishes like this that I can make ahead are a lifesaver on busy nights.



Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    Thanks for sharing! I have some fresh brocoli in the fridge I need to use up. I might try this. I love keeping some soups in freezer for emergency meals or lunches.

  2. Sharon says

    Charlene, I just heard about a book and thought of you. It’s called “The Flexitarian Table” and it has both vegetarian and meat versions of the same meal.

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