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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup



This soup is awesome!  I hadn't made it in quite some time, and I had forgotten how delicious it is!  If you have read  this post you know I am not a fan of Velveeta processed cheese.  But there are a few occasions where it is really worth putting health concerns aside and using it!! :)  This is one of those times!

Give this soup a try....I don't think you will be disappointed!


Thanks to my Aunt Caren for the recipe!


Chop all the veggies and put in a pot.  Add some water and cook until tender.



Cube up the Velveeta.


While the veggies are cooking, heat milk and water.  Add cubed cheese and stir on low heat until smooth.


When the veggies are soft, drain them and mix them into the soup.


Season soup with salt and pepper.  I couldn't resist putting on this picture of my son helping me with the soup!  He was so proud!  He is definitely Mommy's kitchen helper!


I put together a salad (romaine, carrots, broccoli, red onion, boiled egg, Monterey Jack cheese, and sunflower seeds).


I thawed some homemade bread I had in the freezer and dinner was ready!!  It was so tasty I can't wait until lunch tommorrow so I can have it again!  And it is kid friendly!  My 20 month old son liked it so much he had two bowls!



BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP

4 cups potatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
2 large carrots, sliced
1 large head broccoli, cut up small
(do not use leaves or thick stem)
2 cups milk
2 cups water
2 lbs. Velveeta cheese, cubed
Salt and Pepper to taste


Cook the vegetables together in water; drain.  Heat together milk and 2 cups water.  Stir in cheese.  Cook slowly over low heat until cheese is dissolved (this can burn very easily).  Mix drained vegetables into cheese mixture; add salt and pepper to taste.

I halved this recipe for my family of 3 and it was perfect!  Just enough left for us to have a bowl for lunch tommorrow.

8 comments:

  1. Yummm! I made some broc soup last week but it was just ok...will try this one soon:)

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  2. looks so yummy! I will have to try it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    DaNita

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  3. Yum-love broc cheese soup! The pic of your son helping is adorable:)

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  4. Have been looking for a good broc/cheese soup recipe...thanks

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  5. I love Broccoli Cheese soup! I shall try this... minus the carrots 'cause Rachel can't eat them.

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  6. I will be trying this tomorrow night!

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  7. Hey Mindy, just a suggestion, for a little extra nutrition use the water you cook the vegetables in for the 2 cups of water you need. If theres not two cups left just add water to what's left. :) I love your ideas, and your blog..
    ~Lori (your cousin)

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