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Gail's Broccoli Soup

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"Heartier version of traditional broccoli cheese soup. We would serve this on Christmas Eve before church when I was a kid."
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45 m servings 223
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 cups)


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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until soft, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Pour water and chicken bouillon cubes to the pot; cook and stir until the bouillon dissolves, about 4 minutes.
  3. Stir the potato and carrot into the mixture in the pot; cook another 4 minutes.
  4. Pour milk into the pot; add broccoli, garlic, chives, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the mixture, stir, and cook until warm, about 4 minutes.
  5. Stir the sliced processed cheese food into the soup, bring to a simmer, and cook and stir until the cheese food is melted completely into the soup, about 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the potatoes and carrots are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove and discard the bay leaf to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 223 calories; 12 18.2 11.9 29 1165 Full nutrition

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I will admit that I changed a couple of things in this recipe. For starters I chose to use fresh broccoli over frozen because all of the other veggies were fresh and it just made sense to me. I ...

Just finished making this soup and it is wonderful! My husband is a meatatarian so i added chicken and used maybe 4 oz of cheese; so much flavor and quick too. will definetely be making this aga...

I love this soup!!! I did change two things regarding the ingredients: I used fresh broccoli (although I am sure frozen would work just fine), and I also used a quart of turkey broth I had can...

This recipe is great, everyone liked it and someone even said it turned out better than Panera's soup. I added cubed, grilled chicken breast. It was very tasty!

This was the best soup. Can't have cream so this was perfect. Will make this all the time.

I haven't bought Velveeta since it was about $5. Not a big fan. Not sure why I even bothered to try this recipe, but am so glad I did. Very great soup. I had to modify the vegetables a little...

Just reduced the cheese in half for our tastes. Really good.

used turkey both because that's what I had. best soup I've ever had. My husband agrees. Warmed some at work & my co-workers had to try some because it smelled so good. They agree also that it is...

Made this last night for 5 people, and it was a hit. I did add some bacon, because I love bacon, but it tasted fabulous. I also used fresh broccoli, and i think next time i'll try a different ch...