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Slow-Cooker Three Cheese Broccoli Soup

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Slow-Cooker Three Cheese Broccoli Soup
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Looking for a cheesy, comfort food classic that’s ready when you get home? Try this Slow-Cooker Three Cheese Broccoli Soup for an easy slow-cooker meal the entire family will love. With just fifteen minutes of prep, your slow cooker does all of the work for you, and the result is a delicious, cheesy soup that will have everyone spooning up seconds.

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
bag (14 oz) frozen baby broccoli florets, thawed
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
loaf (8 oz. box) VELVEETA™ Original Cheese
1 1/2
cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
Additional shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Stir in broth, broccoli, pepper and salt.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours or until bubbly.
  • 3 Add cheese cubes to slow cooker; stir until melted. Add 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese; stir until melted. Sprinkle individual servings with additional Cheddar cheese.
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Tips  

Expert Tips

For easy cleanup, coat the inside of the insert or cooker with cooking spray.

Slow cookers work most efficiently when they are two-thirds to three-fourths full.

Always keep the slow cooker covered for the specified cook time. Removing the cover lets heat escape, adding 15 to 20 minutes to the cook time. Only remove the cover if a recipe specifies and only after the first 2 hours of cooking. (An exception to this rule is when cooking with large cuts of meat.)

Want to take a slow-cooker meal to a party? Wrap the slow cooker in a towel or newspaper to keep it warm. Attach rubber bands around the handles to secure it for travel.

An example of a “cheese loaf” is Velveeta™.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
476.3
Daily Value
Total Fat
30.4g
47%
(
Saturated Fat
17.7g
89%
)
Cholesterol
87.5mg
29%
Sodium
1176.3mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
26.4g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
,
Sugars
7.3g
)
Protein
25.4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
80.30%
80%
Calcium
67.90%
68%
Iron
10.50%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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