This is a creamy, cheesy soup that I created several years ago. It makes for a hearty main dish and is also the perfect side to a roast or ham. Although I normally try to stay away from the canned cream soups, I think they fit well in this dish. Of course, it's not the healthiest of recipes, but don't we all need to splurge every now and then?

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
5 quarts
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 49.5 ounce can chicken broth into a 5-quart pot; add potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions; bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, and cook until the potatoes are completely tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Gently mash potatoes into the soup to thicken to your desired texture.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil; add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.

  • Stir broccoli, celery soup, chicken soup, Monterey Jack cheese, pepperjack cheese, pepper, and parsley into the soup; add 14.5 ounce can chicken broth. Cook and stir until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Raw broccoli can be substituted for the steamed, if added and boiled with other vegetables. I just prefer a crunchier texture to my broccoli.

For a soupier consistency, some or all of the additional can of broth can be added.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 15.2g 31% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 39.1mg 13% DV; sodium 682.6mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2019
I made this exactly to the recipe but I took the onions and celery and blended it to liquid. The guys like the flavor but not the texture so I make little effort to get them the real stuff without complaining. This turned awesome. All the guys liked it. Not one complaint and I have picky eaters. This one goes in my recipe book... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
I made this exactly to the recipe but I took the onions and celery and blended it to liquid. The guys like the flavor but not the texture so I make little effort to get them the real stuff without complaining. This turned awesome. All the guys liked it. Not one complaint and I have picky eaters. This one goes in my recipe book... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
My husband loved this so I will make it again. We love potato soup and this let me incorporate some healthy carrots and broccoli in as well. I didn't have the cheeses so made it without the cheese and we sprinkled some sharp cheddar shreds on top. I think it was perfect. Next time I will try the pepper jack and monterey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2018
Absolutely delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2017
I added leftover ham and added a can of cream of mushroom soup as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
This hit the spot on a cool night. I had a bag of tiny potatoes I wanted to use up cut in quarters and kept skin on. I added some fresh parsley growing in my kitchen window added a few handfuls of kale but only used 1/4 lb. cheddar cheese. It was delicious. This could def. be made without any cheese. It's thick and great to use up what's left in your veggie bin. Will def keep this one! Read More
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