Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Slow Cooker

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Broccoli Cheese Soup is a dump and go style recipe. Simply place broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, cream cheese, spices and chicken broth into the slow cooker. Once softened add in cream and cheese for the perfect soup on a cold night.

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Broccoli and cheese soup is one of our favorite go to recipes during the cooler months. It’s comfort food in a bowl!

What is the best cheese to melt in soup?

We prefer to shred our own cheese. We find that the store bought shredded cheese is a lot drier and doesn’t melt easily or blend very well. We recommend a mild or sharp cheddar cheese for this broccoli and cheese soup recipe.

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How do you thicken broccoli and cheese soup?

If you’d like a thicker soup, we recommend:

  • mixing equal parts of melted butter and flour to form a paste before adding into the slow cooker.
  • you can mix a equal parts of cornstarch with flour or chicken broth in a bowl, then pour into the cheese and broccoli soup mixture.
  • adding more cheese will also help to thicken the soup.

What is broccoli and cheese soup made of?

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The ingredients are pretty simple:

  • broccoli florets
  • onion
  • shredded carrot
  • garlic
  • cream cheese
  • chicken broth
  • heavy cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp will work)
  • spices: nutmeg, salt and pepper

How to Make Cheese and Broccoli Soup

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In the slow cooker add in the broccoli, onion, shredded carrots, garlic, cream cheese, chicken broth and spices.

Slow cook on low for 2-3 hours until the broccoli is tender.

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Add in the heavy cream and using an immersion blender, blend until your desired consistency.

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Mix in the shredded cheese and cover. Allow the cheese to melt.

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Serve with your favorite bread.

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is a dump and go style recipe. Simply place broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, cream cheese, spices and chicken broth into the slow cooker. Once softened add in cream and cheese for the perfect soup on a cold night.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. broccoli florets
  • 1 c carrots, shredded
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

    In the slow cooker add in the broccoli, onion, shredded carrots, garlic, cream cheese, chicken broth and spices.

    Slow cook on low for 2-3 hours until the broccoli is tender.

    Add in the heavy cream and using an immersion blender, blend until your desired consistency.

    Mix in the shredded cheese and cover. Allow the cheese to melt.

    Serve with your favorite bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 415mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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  1. Just threw this in the crockpot and realized the heavy cream is supposed to go in at the end! Whoops, hopefully it’s not ruined 🙁

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