EASY BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP

I think I have said it before, but soup is one of my favorite meals. I love soup because it’s all made in one pot, and can feed a crowd. This broccoli cheese soup is easy to throw together and you can put it in the crockpot. Every year my husband’s family Christmas Eve tradition is to have everyone over and have soup and rolls. I think this broccoli cheese soup is the first one gone every time. It’s one of my favorites. I was surprised when I found out the recipe, because I would have never guessed it has a jar of cheese whiz in it. It sounds strange, but it is really delicious. I think it adds to it’s smooth texture and it tastes like a restaurant broccoli cheese soup to me. I added carrots for a a little sweetness and we love to serve this with some nice warm dinner rolls. With the arrival of spring soon there may not be much time to enjoy warm soup, so put it on your menu for this week!

Broccoli cheese soup. This tastes like soup from a restaurant!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 large heads of broccoli chopped
3 large carrots finely diced
1 small yellow onion finely diced
3 cans chicken broth
1 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1 jar (15 oz) Cheese Whiz

Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 4-5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the flour and whisk to combine, and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly, being carefully not let it burn.  Add the chicken broth gradually and whisk to combine. Bring the whole mixture up to a gentle simmer. It should start to thicken. Add the carrots, broccoli, and cheese whiz, and mix together. At this point, I like to carefully transfer the soup into a crockpot and allow it cook 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. However, you can continue to cook on the stovetop for about 30-40 minutes until broccoli and carrots are tender.

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