Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup2022-12-12
- Yield: 6
- Servings: 6
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 8:00 h
- Ready In: 8:10 h
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Saturated Fat3.5 g
Unsaturated Fat0.8 g
Slow cooker cheesy broccoli-potato soup. Excellent chicken broth-based vegetable soup cooked in a slow cooker. I used homemade chicken broth to make this recipe. You may also like Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Breasts or Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup
- 4 cups (1 L) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup (250 g) chopped yellow onion
- 1/2 cup (125 g) chopped celery
- 1/2 cup (125 g) chopped carrots (optional)
- 2 cups (500 g) peeled and cubed Idaho potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 2 cups (500 g) small broccoli florets
- 1 cup (250 ml) 2% reduced-fat milk
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups (500 g) reduced-fat mild Cheddar cheese
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients, except broccoli florets, milk, cornstarch, cheese, and seasoning. Mix well, cover, and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours, adding broccoli florets during the last 30 minutes.
Switch heat to high and cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in combined milk and cornstarch, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted (2-3 minutes) Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Ladle into soup bowls and serve immediately.