Three-Cheese Broccoli Soup

Progresso® chicken broth provides a simple addition to this slow-cooked three-cheese broccoli soup – a wonderful dinner.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 9

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
2
cups half-and-half
3
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
bag (12 oz) fresh broccoli florets, chopped
1
loaf (8 oz) prepared cheese product, cut into cubes
4
oz white Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
4
oz Gruyère cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1
cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
Additional freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion in butter 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Pour into slow cooker. Stir in broth and broccoli.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours or until broccoli is tender.
  • 3 Add cheese product, Cheddar cheese, Gruyère cheese and 1 cup Parmesan cheese; stir until cheeses are melted. Sprinkle individual servings with additional Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    363
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    15 1/2g,
    15 1/2%
    ),
    Sodium
    1065mg
    1065%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12 1/2g
    12 1/2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    21g
    21%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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