Why This Recipe Is Great
Life can get hectic, and sometimes, spending hours in the kitchen isn’t an option. That’s where our Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Crock Pot comes to the rescue. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll have a steaming bowl of comfort ready to devour. The convenience of the crock pot allows you to set it and forget it, giving you the freedom to attend to other tasks while the magic happens.
This recipe strikes the perfect balance between convenience and flavor. The combination of sautéed onions, velvety Velveeta cheese, and the earthy goodness of broccoli creates a symphony of tastes that will transport you to a cozy haven. Plus, the creamy base is enriched with cream of chicken soup and milk, making every spoonful a luxurious experience.
Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need
Before embarking on your culinary adventure, make sure you have the following kitchen equipment ready:
- Crock Pot (slow cooker)
- Cutting board and knife
- Skillet or pan for sautéing
- Stirring utensil
- Bowls for serving
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I freeze the leftover soup?
A: While you can freeze the soup, keep in mind that the texture might slightly change upon thawing and reheating. It’s best enjoyed fresh or within a few days of preparation.
Q: Can I use fresh broccoli instead of frozen?
A: Absolutely! If you’re using fresh broccoli, blanch it briefly before adding it to the crock pot to ensure a tender texture in the final soup.
Q: Can I make this soup on the stovetop instead of a crock pot?
A: Of course! Simply follow the same steps using a pot on the stovetop. Keep the heat low and stir occasionally to prevent scorching.
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups milk
1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
In a skillet, sauté the chopped onions in butter until they turn translucent and fragrant. This step sets the foundation for the rich flavors of the soup.
In your crock pot, combine the sautéed onions, cream of chicken soup, milk, Velveeta cheese, and frozen chopped broccoli. Stir gently to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Set your crock pot to low heat and allow the ingredients to meld together for 3-4 hours. This slow cooking process will infuse the soup with a depth of flavors that will have you coming back for second