Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crock Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup

 

 

Another cool day here and since it might be one of the last few days when soup sounds really good, I put together this yummy Broccoli and Cheese Soup, using my crockpot. The recipe I found was a little high in fat, so I reduced things any where I could, to make it healthier. Also, I was at Panera, getting a smoothie for my lunch and noticed they still had bread bowls available. I thought that would be a perfect way to serve this creamy, cheesy soup, so I came home with some that were already sliced and ready to use.

This was the perfect meal after a day spent working in the yard. I put out a few flowers in pots I had purchased from our parish's youth group Appalacian trip fundraiser, because it has been a little too chilly since Saturday. They are just a small start to my planting, but it is nice to see the color in the yard. I am trying to do a little clean up every day, to get ready for the big planting on Memorial weekend. Lots of work still to do, but I love it :-)

Happy Wednesday!

 

Crock Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup {lower fat}

1/4 cup butter substitute

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 clove chopped garlic

1/4 cup flour

1 cup half and half

1 cup fat free milk

2 cups chicken stock

1/2 lb. chopped broccoli

1 cup shredded carrots

12 ounces low fat velvetta

salt and pepper to taste

 

Sauté onion and garlic in butter. Place mixture in crock pot and stir in flour. Add milk, half and half, chicken stock, broccoli, carrots and salt and pepper. Cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. After 4 hours, add cheese (cubed) and cook for 30 minutes on low. Stir well and serve in bread bowls.

 

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12 comments:

  1. That looks SOOOO delicious!
    Can you imagine soup being the perfect meal in MAY???
    It was cold here the last couple of day here too ( Montreal )
    XOX

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  2. This is my very favorite soup and eating it in a bread bowl is my very favorite way of eating it. I would love for you to link this up to my Swing into Spring party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  3. Yum! I made a broccoli soup recently but didn't stir in the cheese, I topped it with grated cheese after I served it. Was so delicious. I must try to make it in my slow cooker next time :)

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  4. I'll have to try this Vicki. I have a good recipe, but it doesn't work well in the crock pot. Hot here now, but last week it rained and I made soup also. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinning.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. You certainly took this soup up a notch by serving it in the bread bowls - yummy!! Now that the weather has turned a bit warmer, it will be cold soups around here. But this looks like one for those cool rainy days I'm sure we'll get in the near future.

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  6. That sounds and LOOKS yummy:) Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  7. Hi Vicki, This is JUST what I need after a long work week. I'm heading out for an early morning case and wish I'd seen this earlier so I could have it ready when I got home. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Looks so good, one of my favorite soups.

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  9. Pinned! This looks great :-) {we are at the end of Autumn, so your recipe comes just at the right time}

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  10. This sounds really good, thanks for making it lower fat, I look forward to making it!
    Jenna

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  11. Broccoli and Cheese Soup is one of my favorites, but I've never tried it in my crockpot! I'll have to give it a try soon! Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

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