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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker and Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli stems (from 23 large pieces of broccoli)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Place onion, flour, milk, broth and chopped broccoli stems in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Right before serving, steam or boil broccoli florets for 3 minutes or so until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  3. When soup is done, blend with immersion blender or in regular blender until smooth. Return to slow cooker with heat still on low.
  4. Stir in cream and cheese until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Ladle into warmed bowls. Add florets and an extra grinding of pepper and serve.