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Cheese Broccoli Soup

This simple soup has basic ingredients, but it tastes so good. The green broccoli florets and the brilliant orange carrots make this creamy soup a colorful addition to any table. —Evelyn Massner, Oakville, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta, cubed

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add carrots, broccoli and celery; cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, remove vegetables and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add flour and stir to make smooth paste. Gradually add chicken broth and milk. Cook until mixture thickens, 8-10 minutes. Add vegetables; heat until tender. Add cheese; heat until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 472 calories, 31g fat (19g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1033mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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