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I signed up to bring a soup to a luncheon earlier today. It was the perfect opportunity to make a cheesy vegetable soup that I had been craving. A friend of mine made this soup many years ago at another, smaller luncheon, and we all asked for the recipe before we had finished eating.
The same thing happened today.
I brought an enormous crock pot full to the brim with soup and left with an empty crock pot. And I had to promise several ladies that I would share the recipe. So without further ado…
Slow Cooker Cheesy Vegetable Soup
- 5 cubed potatoes
- 2 cups sliced carrots
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 2 cups chopped broccoli (or a combination of broccoli and cauliflower)
- 6 cups chicken broth
- **Sauce ingredients:**
- ½ cup butter
- 1 Tbsp prepared mustard
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 2 cups milk
- 12 oz American cheese
- Place chopped vegetables and chicken broth into crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until vegetables are soft.
- 30 minutes before serving, prepare sauce: On the stove melt butter; then add flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
- Slowly add milk and cook on medium heat until thickened.
- Add sauce to crock pot along with cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and fully combined.
To make chopping so many vegetables a whole lot easier, I use my Vidalia Chop Wizard, a handy tool my mom recommended that I buy…and that has become one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. Instead of taking hours to chop vegetables by hand, it only takes me 30 minutes to prepare everything for the soup.
Variations: Obviously, for a vegetarian meal, it’s easy to substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. The soup would also be yummy with some added chicken. Veggies can be blended after cooking if you prefer a less chunky soup.
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I’ve used cheddar before as well (since I don’t usually have American cheese at home) and I do love it but it changes the taste a bit. Not in a bad way. Just different. :)
Bonnie N says
I make a recipe almost identical to this one, except I use medium cheddar cheese and not processed cheese. If you add it to the sauce mixture and let it melt together before you add it to the soup, it works great!
Thanks! I need to get this soup back on the meal calendar, because it’s the perfect weather for it (finally!).
Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!!
Beki, Glad you liked it! I’ve tried it with regular cheese, too. Normally I don’t like processed cheese, but in this case, it works best.
I made this yesterday with shredded Colby-jack cheese, and used Dijon mustard. It was WONDERFUL, but I may use processed cheese next time because of separation. Will definitely make it again. Thanks!
I won’t eat processed cheese in anything other than this soup, so I hear you! I’ve tried cheddar in other soups and they simply don’t melt the same way. You can definitely try it, but my guess is that it won’t be as creamy and integrated into the soup as the processed cheese.
I don’t like American cheese or velveeta cheese. Anyway that I can substitute cheddar cheese or non-processed? Sounds like a very good recipe otherwise.
Jennie Bean says
I’m so excited to use this recipe! It’s just perfect for the winter and doesn’t involve too many ingredients. Thank you!
I’m so glad everyone liked it! :)
This soup is amazing! Thank you for sharing! Everyone loved it!
Barbara Pataki says
I see it now!!
Barbara Pataki says
What is the sauce that is mentioned. I do not see what sauce it is or the recipie for it.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I made this today for dinner and it was incredible. I ended up only doing 4 cups of stock and one cup of water to reduce the sodium and added in an extra tablespoon of mustard (I used spicy brown mustard). So excited that it made enough to freeze for later enjoyment! Thanks for the recipe!!
OT and ET says
This looks awesome, can’t wait to try it!
Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy and easy to make. I promised my dad I would find him some recipes to cook with the crockpot I bought him for Christmas, and this just looks perfect. Thank you so much!!
That sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing!