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Rating: 4.4 stars
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, potatoes, and cheese make this soup delicious. You eat one bowl and it'll fill you up!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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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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  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, and saute until tender. Meanwhile, place the broccoli and cauliflower into a large pot with at least 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender, but broccoli is still a vibrant green. Drain, and reserve 5 cups of the water.

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  • Pour the 5 cups of reserved water into the pot with the onions. Bring to a boil, and add potatoes, spinach and bouillon cubes. Cook for about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Remove half of the soup, and puree in small batches using a food processor or blender. Return to the pan, and stir in the broccoli, cauliflower, and Cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 13.1g; carbohydrates 43.7g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 34.6mg; sodium 804.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (70)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
This recipe definitly lives up to it's name as being the "best ever"! I made the soup last night to rave reviews. I made a few minor adjustments as follows. First, I added 1/4tsp. Cayenne Pepper to "kick it up a notch". Then I added 1/2 cup sour cream (yummy). And I made sure that the 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese was sharp! That added so much more flavor. Excellent recipie. Would make again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2011
I hardly would call this the best ever anything. It's fine. I used 2 less potatoes than called for and the soup was still way too thick. I tried after eating two bowls of the soup to puree it but its still too thick. Flavor wise it's fine but not great. I would not make this soup again. Read More
(4)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
This recipe definitly lives up to it's name as being the "best ever"! I made the soup last night to rave reviews. I made a few minor adjustments as follows. First, I added 1/4tsp. Cayenne Pepper to "kick it up a notch". Then I added 1/2 cup sour cream (yummy). And I made sure that the 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese was sharp! That added so much more flavor. Excellent recipie. Would make again and again. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2006
For taste I would give this recipe way more than five stars! It tasted great--I loved the combination of vegetables plus I added a couple of carrots and substituted frozen chopped spinach. My only other additions were salt pepper and the tabasco that I add to all cheese soups. The texture of mine turned out crappy though but I'm pretty sure it's because I didn't have enough potatoes. I'd already started putting it together before getting out the potatoes and I maybe had 1 1/2 pounds so the cheese had nothing to stick to but itself. Despite that debacle everybody loved it and I will definitely try again! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
If you have some time to prepare all the veggies and potatoes (it probably took me 45 minutes to chop everything) then it's worth the work! This soup was super creamy I couldn't believe there wasn't milk or cream in it. I didn't chop the broccoli and califlower enough so the pieces were too big- that's what I would change next time. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
Little pepper and it's perfect! Hooray for *real* food!! It's refreshing to find a recipe that's doesn't called for bags of frozen vegetables, dehydrated potatoes, canned soups and processed cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2008
This soup has a fantastic flavor. My husband had oral surgery and needed something totally soft to eat; so we pureed the whole thing broccoli cauliflower and all. It was really tasty and had a great texture. However I am really looking forward to trying again with the original recipe when his mouth is healed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2007
I scaled this down to 4 servings. To make it vegetarian I used vegetable bouillon instead of the chicken. After tasting I added some garlic powder. My daughter likes her soup quite chunky so I only blended about a third of the soup. Very enjoyable and bound to be on the menu again. Many Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
This was absolutely delicious! I have a hard time getting my husband to eat vegetables but he loved this. It turned out very green which I loved but he was hesitant about but it was so good he didn't mind! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
Delicious! I followed the recipe pretty closely but pureed it a bit more. I also added sour cream after reading the other reviews and I recommend it. It tastes almost like a loaded baked potato. Very creamy and filling! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2011
I was looking to use up some broccoli and cauliflower that I had and stumbled upon this recipe. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I just used what was on hand. I added some little bits of grilled chicken. Exciting way to use up my veggies Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2011
I hardly would call this the best ever anything. It's fine. I used 2 less potatoes than called for and the soup was still way too thick. I tried after eating two bowls of the soup to puree it but its still too thick. Flavor wise it's fine but not great. I would not make this soup again. Read More
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