Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Servings
8servings
Cook Time
2hours on high
Servings
8servings
Cook Time
2hours on high
Ingredients
  • 5cups chopped broccoli florets (16 oz)
  • 1cup grated carrots (you can grate yourself or use bagged, pre-cut julienne carrots)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2oz reduced fat cream cheese (do not use fat free)
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (12 oz) can 2% evaporated milk
  • 1/2tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Place the broccoli, carrots, onion, and garlic in the bottom of 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Top with the cream cheese, oregano, nutmeg, and chicken broth. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4-6 hours, until the broccoli is tender.
  2. Remove the lid and stir in the evaporated milk. With an immersion blender, puree about 3/4 of the soup, so that it is mostly smooth but still has a few chunks of broccoli remaining. Alternatively, you can puree the soup in 1 cup-sized batches in a food processor or blender. (Be careful—it’s hot and prone to splatter!)
  3. Recover the soup and let cook on low for 10 minutes until warmed through. Stir the salt, pepper, and grated cheese. Taste and add additional salt and pepper as desired. Recover and cook on high until the cheese is fully melted and the soup is hot, about 5 additional minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Adapted From: Well Plated