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Cheese Broccoli Soup

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (2 quarts)

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
Cheese Broccoli Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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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