Monday, November 28, 2011

Broccoli Cheese Soup ~ Slow Cooker Recipe


I am a bit ashamed to admit, but this is NOT a real food recipe. Rarely do I post recipes like this, but this is a family favorite that I serve when I am hosting a big crowd, as in 20+ people. That probably only happens once or twice a year and if the gathering is during the fall or winter, this soup is most likely on the menu.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

(from my mother)

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Cheese Whiz
  • 4 cans Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 4 (10 oz) packs frozen chopped broccoli

Directions

Combine all four ingredients in a crock pot (at least 6 quart) and cook on low for 5 hours. Stir well and cook on low for an additional hour. This recipe can be cut in half for a smaller crowd.

Some day I'm going to experiment and create a recipe using real food and not cheese whiz and canned cream soup. But right now this recipe is so simple and perfect for big crowds and I have never had a single complaint. There are rarely leftovers.

Print recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup.

This recipe is linked to Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as MOM.

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56 comments:

  1. thanks for posting this recipe..just shows that you are real, just like most of us.
    looks yummy,sinful ( quart of half and half? )and easy. and yes I will try it soon!!

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  2. I made this last night and it was so so SO YUMMY!! Thanks for posting this recipe - it was so easy to make - and I wouldn't be ashamed - I'd be proud you can make such a BIG & hearty meal on such few ingredients - GENIUS!!! Thanks again, I will be making this for a LONG time!

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  3. Looks good, may try using velveeta, though. And cream of broc soup.

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    1. how did it come out?

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    2. Did it work with velveeta?

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  4. OMG - I brought this to our office xmas luncheon before 'testing the recipe'!! IT was so YUMMY!!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I'm adding some leftover ham to mine and will serve it tomorrow night after our snow storm here in Maryland.

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    1. That's a great idea. Good luck with your snow storm; PA is getting one too.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  6. Forgive me if I sound stupid, but not knowing what cheese wiz is, I bought the cheese in a can.. do you think this will work?

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    1. I'm not sure what cheese in a can is, but here's a link to show you what cheese whiz is: http://www.kraftbrands.com/cheezwhiz/

      I use the regular flavor, but some of the other varieties might add a new twist.

      Hope this helps. You could always try to return the cheese in a can to the store if you haven't opened it yet.

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  7. I made it with Velveeta and it was delicious!! This will go into rotation at my house.

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    1. how much velveeta did you use?

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    2. I don't know what the difference is between cheese whiz and velveeta?? The recipe calls for 16 oz of cheese whiz. I wouldn't think there would be a problem with keeping that the same.

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    3. ...I should clarify, keeping the measurement (16 oz) the same.

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  8. I used velveeta and it was delicious. Thanks for such an easy recipe.

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  9. I also used 8 oz. of velveeta and it was soooooo good.

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  10. Made this last night and it was great!

    I used regular Cheese Whiz (I was looking for "Light", but my store doesn't carry it), fat free half and half, reduced fat/sodium cream of celery soup, plus I threw in the remainder of a small block of Velveeta. Everyone had seconds!

    Thank for the recipe!

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  11. Looks like beautiful comfort food and just perfect for cold days like today!

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  12. I made half the recipe and it was enough for me, my husband and three of our boys (9, 8, and 2yo). I don't like Cheese Whiz, so I used two cans of cheese soup and a can of cream of onion. At the 5 hour mark, I added 1 Cup real cheddar cheese, 1 Cup diced ham, and Tastefully Simple "Onion Onion" and "Garlic Garlic" seasoning. It was really REALLY good! Will definitely do this again. Maybe next time have crumbled bacon to sprinkle on top.

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  13. This is not food! Food is supposed to nourish your body.

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    1. It's food; it might not be the type of food that you eat, but it is a tasty soup to eat on occasion...as I stated in the first paragraph.

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    2. It has broccoli in it! ; )

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  14. I'm trying this tonight! I'm also using Velveeta so we'll see how it turns out! Thanks for the recipe.

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  15. Hello everyone! Sorry, I don´t know what´s 1 quart half and half??
    I´m from Spain and I can´t find what´s that?, some translations??

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    1. half and half is a combination of light dairy cream and milk. This link explains how you can make a substitute if half and half is unavailable.

      http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/Half-And-Half.htm

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  16. I want to try this. I prob will add cooked shredded chicken and some diced jalapenos!!

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    1. Oh gosh, that sounds great. Have you tried it yet?

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  17. Tried this tonight and my family loved it...I will be fixing it again..Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. I made this last night & it was fantastic! I had to improvise with what was in the house so I used frozen broccoli & cauliflower, 2 cans of cheddar cheese soup & 2 cans of cream of chicken, with the cheese whiz, skim milk & grated a little nutmeg & shredded cheese on top. This was definitely a favorite!
    Thank you!

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    1. mmmmmm, that soup sounds delicious, Candy. Thanks for commenting.

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  20. All ingredients in the slow cooker now. I'm going to add some leftover rotisserie chicken from last night. I also picked up a french baguette to "dip". Can't wait to taste it!

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    1. The french baguette for dipping is a must and adding rotisserie chicken is a great idea! thanks for commenting.

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  21. This was amazing! So easy and good! Will be making again!

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  22. I made this today. It is SO good! I used what I had available so I improvised a little bit but it is truly delicious. I used fat free half and half and it came out thick and rich. Definitely a keeper. Thank you!!! :)

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  23. Cut the recipe in half and also made it with the 2% Milk Velveeta, and Land O Lakes fat free half and half, it was delish! Thanks!

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  24. Is the cream of celery soup you use condensed? If yes, do you also add one can of water or just soup? Thanks!

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    1. It is the condensed soup and you do NOT need to add water. Just the 4 ingredients listed above!

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  25. Making this tomorrow I can't wait!!

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  26. I have this in my crock pot now for an after church dinner with my husbands extended family... All 70 of them! Looks delicious so far! I have added 16 oz of velveeta instead of the cheese whiz (I already had it on hand) and used the 16 oz bags of frozen chopped broccoli, I've used 2 of the bags so far but have an extra bag on hand incase it condenses down as it cooks. Thank you so much for the recipe,i love simple crock pot recipes! :)

    Sincerely,
    Young newlywed

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  27. Wow... Could you squeeze anymore fat and sodium into this dish? Yuck!

    Well, I'm off for my daily run while the rest of you make this crap, eat the whole pot, then bitch and moan about your ass getting too big to fit into your jeans.

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    1. I run half marathons...please follow my progress this spring: http://www.familybalancesheet.org/2013/03/week-1-of-10-weeks-to-half-marathon.html

      This is not a soup that I would recommend eating regularly, but on occasion, it is one tasty soup. And you won't hear me b & moan about my behind getting too big, but thanks for the comments!

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    2. Wow...seriously no need to be rude. Nobody is forcing this down your throat, so move on and keep the negativity to yourself. Its sounds like you should work on "inner" beauty as much as "outer" beauty. - thanks for the cheap easy recipe share.

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  28. Can I cook this on the stovetop?

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    1. I have never cooked this on a stove top, so I'm sorry I don't know what the outcome would be.

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  29. Just made this tonight but used 16oz Velveeta cheese instead and WOW! It came out amazing. So simple and so delicious. This is the first post I have ever responded to and had to once I tasted this soup. I absolutely love Pinera bread's Broccoli cheddar soup and this is even better. I highly recommend this to everyone.

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    1. I'm so glad you loved it, Rick! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  30. Absolutely loved this. So convenient. Not everyone has time to harvest the grains and gut the game before dinner. This is 2013. This is considered a meal. A good one too!

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  31. I am making this for the second time. I forgot to comment before. I used 2 cans of cheese soup, 1 can cream of celery and 1 can of cream of chicken and added a big handful of shredded cheddar (in place of the cheese whiz) once it was hot and starting to look like soup. I also used fat free 1/2 & 1/2 and it was still rich and thick. My whole family absolutely loved this. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

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  32. Can I cook this on high? If so how long for?

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  33. Just wondering....on the original site it says to use 4 cans cream of celery soup...when I clicked to print the recipe...it calls for 2 cans cream of celery soup. Is it 4 or 2? Really want to try this recipe for my daughter...

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    1. The printed version is for a smaller crowd and is half of the post recipe. If you are just making for a few people I would go with the the printed version.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  34. I have a different recipe but I used Campbells Cheddar Cheese soup and Sour Cream.

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