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Slow Cooker Three-Cheese Broccoli Soup

slow cooker three-cheese broccoli soup Entree
Slow Cooker Three-Cheese Broccoli Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 9

Why stop at just one type of cheese when you can have three of them in one cozy soup? This slow-cooked number pairs the flavors of broccoli and cheese into one creamy, satisfying soup that comes together easily any night of the week. MORE+ LESS-

Updated December 4, 2019
Progresso Broth
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Progresso Broth

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
8
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ prepared cheese product (from 16-oz package), 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

Steps

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  • 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 Velveeta™, Cheddar cheese, Gruyère cheese and 1 cup Parmesan cheese; stir until cheeses are melted. Sprinkle individual servings with additional Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Did you know? White cheddar cheese is actually the natural color of cheddar cheese, whereas yellow cheddar cheese gets its coloring from additives. Feel free to use either in this recipe!
  • Gruyère cheese is a type of hard yellow Swiss cheese with a sweet and slightly salty flavor. You can find it at most grocery stores in the cheese section.
  • Serve soup with Pillsbury™ crescent rolls on the side for dipping!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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