Food-a-licious Friday {65} Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Happy Friday!!
So glad you could come by today. I have such an easy and yummy crockpot soup to share with you today!
I’ve said it a billion times and I’ll say it again…
I my crockpot!
This recipe is great for a chilly day or when you are feeling under the weather.
It’s the perfect meal to make during a crazy busy week or throw all of the ingredients in the pot before church and dinner is ready later that night with NO fuss!
It’s the little things, people. 

{Ingredients}
2-3 pounds of broccoli florets 
1/2 cup of chopped carrots
3-4 cups of chicken stock or vegetable stock
2 tbsp butter (I use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter)
3 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I use 2%)
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup of half and half (I use reduced fat)
1/4 cup of minced onion (I substitute for onion powder b/c the hubs is allergic)
salt & pepper to taste
flour to thicken (optional)
{Directions}
1. Spray the inside of your crockpot with olive oil spray and set to low if you want to cook it for 6 hours and high if you want it done in 4 hours.

2. Roughly chop the broccoli florets and carrots, mince the onions, and put them into the pot.

3. Add 2-3 cups of chicken or veggie stock (just enough so that the veggies are barely covered in liquid…not swimming in it) and butter.

4. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and allow to cook.

5. About 45 minutes before the soup is done, add the cheese and half & half to the pot and stir well and allow to melt.

6. After the cheese has melted, I stick my immersion blender down inside the pot to smooth out my soup. I do NOT like chunky broccoli cheddar soup. You can leave it as chunky as you like. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender or the magic bullet to smooth out your soup.

7. At this point I start adding flour gradually to the pot and whisking it into the soup to thicken it a bit.

8. Let the soup finish cooking for the remaining time (about 15 min.) with the lid off and serve with bread!

I love dipping my bread into the last little bit of soup in my bowl.
YUM!

Have a wonderful weekend! 
We have a busy weekend starting with my husband’s concert and ending with Disneyland.
See ya on the flip side ; )

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Comments

  1. This sounds awesome! I have pinned it so I can make it soon!

  2. I love my crockpot too!!! This broccoli soup sounds really good…I am pinning so I don’t forget:-)

  3. Looks SOO good! Question.. Do you blend it because the cheese is lumpy, or because you don’t want the chunks of broccoli? I like the chunks of broccoli myself, but wouldn’t want lumps of cheese. :) Let me know!

  4. This looks SOOOOO good! I found you through your “What I Know” post at Southern Lovely. I checked out your Teaching Tips and Ideas board on Pinterest and LOVED it! I think I may have spent at least an hour on there. I’ve got a busy two year old, so I’m always looking for ideas for him. I’m now following your blog. :-)

    Erin from takingtimetocreate.blogspot.com

  5. I found this via Pinterest. Looks so yummy, trying it soon!

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