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Best Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This is from a dear old friend when I first got married 30 some years ago. She's a Finlander from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so it may be familiar to some of you. We needed lots of warm soup living in the cold northern region!"
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Ingredients

50 m servings 277 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine broccoli, potatoes, celery, carrots, and onion in a large stockpot; pour enough water over the vegetable mixture to cover. Add bouillon cubes to the pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat; cook at a simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While vegetables simmer, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir flour into melted butter to incorporate. Slowly stir milk into the butter mixture, cooking and stirring until you have a thick sauce, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat under vegetables to low. Stir sauce into vegetable mixture to combine with the liquid smoothly. Add cheese in small amounts, allowing each addition to melt into the soup before adding the next. Serve hot.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 277 calories; 18.8 g fat; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g protein; 55 mg cholesterol; 720 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This base recipe resulted in an absolutely delicious broccoli cheese soup. I really like two things about this recipe. First, it uses natural cheddar instead of processed cheese. Second, it use...

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Not amazing. I used a sweet potato that worked great in the soup. I'll try some diced ham and try and rejuvenate this recipe

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This base recipe resulted in an absolutely delicious broccoli cheese soup. I really like two things about this recipe. First, it uses natural cheddar instead of processed cheese. Second, it use...

This was very good! I used a chicken base in place of the bouillon so played w/the amount a bit. Added salt & pepper, to taste. I liked the addition of the potatoes & carrots w/the broccoli!

Such a tasty recipe. I have made it 3 times. I know my husband likes it when he starts chopping vegetables for me. I stuck to the basic recipe without any changes.

Delicious! I also added cauliflower and bacon. I made the rue by sautéing the onion in bacon drippings. I omitted the potato and added extra cauliflower and broccoli. Will be making this recipe ...

This was a great recipe and it's really easy to make. I did change a few things to make it better. I added cauliflower and bacon, it took it from great to wow! I also upped the amount of water ...

One of the things that I love about making soup is that a good basic soup recipe is very adaptable and forgiving, so you can make adjustments according to your tastes and what ingredients you ha...

Wow, this soup has wonderful flavor! I used half pepper jack and half cheddar and added some pink Himalayan salt.

Added salt, pepper, and some chicken for a nice hearty soup.

Delicious. I used the blender before I added the butter/flour/milk mixture. I also added cauliflower. Delicious