177 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

A great Cheese Soup recipe. It can be used as a light meal with salad, but we like it best with ham.

Aubra
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large saucepan on medium high heat, saute the onions in the butter or margarine until tender. Add the flour and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until smooth. Add the milk slowly, until mixture is thick and bubbling.

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  • In a smaller saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the carrot, celery, and broccoli. Cook about 5 minutes, or until tender. Combine the broth mixture with the milk mixture and stir until fully blended.

  • Add the cheese. Allow soup to heat over medium heat until cheese is melted. Important: DO NOT let the soup boil because the cheese will separate and curdle the soup. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 1538 mg sodium. 22.8 g carbohydrates; 20.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (150)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
This soup is awesome - just as good as Panera Bread's - and although the velveeta is easy I've also used a plain old block of Kraft Sharp cheddar = and it works just as well!
(94)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2007
I have never used processed cheese and I would never use it again the flavor was disgusting. This would probably be ok with real cheddar. If your not used to processed cheese product use real cheddar cheese but sparingly.
(1)
177 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
This soup is awesome - just as good as Panera Bread's - and although the velveeta is easy I've also used a plain old block of Kraft Sharp cheddar = and it works just as well!
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
WOW! My family and friends loved this. Though I used the basic recipe I have to admit to a few changes. I skipped the carrots and celery and just added more broccoli added a bit of garlic powder and used 8 ounces of shredded chedder cheese instead of the processed cheese. My husband said it was better than any he had ever had anywhere!
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2006
I've never had the urge to publicly rate/review a recipe before (& I visit this site regularly!) until now. I made this soup with my 3 1/2 yr old and we absolutely loved it! It has the perfect amount of cheese without tasting "cheesy" and just right consistency. I used a large bag of frozen broccoli & cooked it with the celery & carrots (which I just chopped) according to the package directions and it turned out great! I can't wait for leftovers at lunch today!
(45)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Very good soup. My adjustments: double the broccoli and carrots; minced garlic added to onion-butter mix. I used mostly low-sodium broth (about 2 cups) and will use only low sodium broth next time. The process cheese was plenty salty for my taste and I wish I had not seasoned it with salt. Overall it was quite good and my husband ate about 4 bowls of it!
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2006
I added extra broccoli and omitted the carrot and celery.For color and added flavor I used chopped tiny sweet peppers( red yellow and orange) and white pepper. We love this will make frequently.
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
This soup was wonderful. I had been looking for a decent broccoli/cheese soup for a long time and this one was a winner. I decided to add some rice at the end and it was much better without it. I don't think this recipe needs any modifications!
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2006
This is delicious. I used a couple of different cheddar cheeses and it was really rich and creamy. A big hit at our house!
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
06/02/2006
It may be my fault the soup did not turn out as great as expected. I swapped Velveeta with real cheddar and it did not have a great consistency. Needed some seasoning too. Still on the search for a cheesy broccoli soup.
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
This Soup is better then restuarant Broccoli soup I also used about 8oz shredded cheddar cheese this one is a keeper
(15)