Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Recipe lightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman

“This soup is fast, filling, and without a doubt the easiest meal you will make this week.” – Bobbie Jo


Ingredients

Directions

4-5 c SWP Broccoli Florets
5 c Chicken Broth
1 medium onion, diced (optional)
2 c matchstick carrots
2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of celery
soup
½ t seasoned salt
1 t kosher salt
½ t pepper
1 ½ pounds Velveeta, diced
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Place the broccoli, chicken broth, onions (if using), carrots, cream of celery soup,
seasoned salt, kosher salt, and black pepper in a crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and
cook on HIGH for 4 hours.

2. If you prefer a smooth soup, now is a good time to use an immersion blender or potato
masher to puree the soup. If like me you prefer a hardier soup, then forget about it.

3. Add the Velveeta and cheddar and stir to combine. Cover, turn the heat to LOW, and
cook for 15-20 or until all the cheese is melted and well blended.

4. Give the soup a taste to see if it needs more salt or pepper. Serve warm with crackers,
yummy bread, and a sprinkling of shredded cheese.

**I preferred the flavor of this soup with the onions more so than without, but I did not like the texture of the onions. If that sounds like you, you might try a dash of onion powder or
taking a few minutes to cook the onions before mixing them in the crockpot to ensure a
soft texture.