Broccoli Cheese Soup

DSCF1660Hi there friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Today was one of those “out-of-the ordinary” days for me.  My boys had a school holiday, my youngest woke up with a “bug”, so he hasn’t been his usual self today, and hubby had the afternoon off, but had to go to work this evening.  If that description of my day has you lost, I understand…I feel the same! 🙂

I don’t know about you, but when I have days like today, I love to have some good old-fashioned “comfort food”.  The recipe I’m sharing completely fits that order!  Seriously, soup always makes us feel good and calms us, right?

This recipe is adapted from a “copy cat” recipe I found on Pinterest for Panera’s famous broccoli cheese soup.  I <3LOVE<3 their broccoli cheese soup and I have to admit that this is pretty darn close!  And it’s made in the Crock Pot, even better!!

Here you go…

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • approximately 12 baby carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients, except half-and-half and cheese to crock-pot. Cook on low 4-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • After vegetables are tender, mash with potato masher. Add half-and-half and cheese and heat until warm and cheese is melted, approximately 30-60 minutes.
  • If desired, serve with some crusty bread for dipping.

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Enjoy! ❤

 

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