Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Not having power, even for one day, has really thrown my week off. We ended going out to dinner on Tuesday because I couldn’t prepare anything and I wouldn’t let anyone open the freezer or the refrigerator. Noodles & Co. for dinner!

But, I need to use up the rest of the vegetables leftover from the party over the weekend. I had lots of broccoli left so I made a creamy broccoli and cheddar soup in my slow cooker.

Verdict:

The family really liked this. I was the lone holdout. I liked the soup but I prefer my broccoli well cooked, well almost mushy. I know it is not as good for you but that is how I like it. The kids like it with a bit of a bite as they prefer meals they can chew. So, if you like your broccoli well done in your soup I suggest you steam it a bit before you add it to this dish to that it cooks more. Just adding it to the slow cooker it is done but has what I call tooth to it.

I served this with a loaf of Garlic Parmesan bread for dipping.

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 1/2 cups half and half (fat-free works well)
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stocks
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 5 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (yellow)
  • Salt and  Black pepper, to taste
  • optional: extra cheese or croutons for topping

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add flour once butter has melted and whisk into a thick paste. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add half and half into the pan whisking the entire time. Continue to whisk until mixture thickens. Pour into slow cooker.
  2. To slow cooker add chicken stock, onion, cream cheese and garlic. Mix well. Cook for 5 hours on low.
  3. Fifteen minutes before serving add cheese to the soup and mix well. Allow it to melt. Taste and adjust spices to your liking adding salt and black pepper as necessary.
  4. Serve topped with croutons and cheese, if desired.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Broccoli Cheddar soup is one of my favorite cold weather meals. I always just go out to eat when I want some. I have never made it myself and I never buy them in the can. This meal seems super easy to make and I can’t wait to try it. The only this I would do is add a bit more cheese but that’s just because I’m obsessed with cheesy foods.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol! You can add all the cheese you want! Thanks!

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  2. mistimaan says:

    Such a lovely recipe by you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  3. Yes please……wow yummmy…warm soup all day..my favorite and this one sounds like a comfort favorite as well..yumm

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I ❤ soups!

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    Sounds great! Printed!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Erika!

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        😁 I don’t have a slow cooker but I will find a way to make it anyway!!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Do you have a Dutch oven? That would work on low oven temp.

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          1. Erika Kind says:

            A regular oven… lol! But I can choose any temperature I want. So I simply run it on a low temperature. Thanks for the hint!

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