Broccoli Cheddar Soup

By valentine lady

Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups, low sodium and low fat chicken broth

  • 1 Lb. frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped

  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 to 2 tea. garlic powder, to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • pan spray

  1. In frying pan put oil and heat but not so that it smokes. Slowly start whisking flour, a little at a time until smooth and bubbly. Be sure to whisk well. Slowly whisk in chicken broth a little at a time keeping all smooth and bubbly. When all chicken broth is mix in, remove from heat.

  2. Pour mixture into prepared crock pot (spray first with pan spray)

  3. add broccoli.

  4. Cook on low, covered, for 4 to 6 hours.

  5. When cooked add cheese 1 cup at a time being sure thoroughly melted before you add the next cup. Mix thoroughly after each cup of cheese.

  6. When done stir in salt/pepper and garlic to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13 g
Saturated Fat
7 g
Trans Fat
0 g
35 mg
241 mg
4 g
1 g
1 g
10 g

soups vegetables ultra-low-carb slow cooker soup

19 replies

Bakerman63 2013-10-27 18:47:08 -0500 Report

I made this tonight 10-27-2013 it was very good. I think next time i will add onion and jalapeno just cause im a fan of both and would just make this soup better than it already is! Thanks for sharing. 2 thumbs up

Young1s 2011-12-26 15:24:19 -0600 Report

Thank you Carol. I was hoping that was the case. This may open the door to some other recipes I've passed on due to the no crock-pot issue.

Caroltoo 2011-12-25 21:22:53 -0600 Report

Patricia: the main reasons for using a crock pot are convenience of cooking, maintaining nutrients by using low heat, and tenderizing tougher pieces of meat. You can make the soup in a dutch oven by using low heat and watching that it doesn't stick and scorch on the bottom. The ingredients don't really require crock pot cooking, it's just an easy and convenient way to do it.

Young1s 2011-12-25 19:43:04 -0600 Report

I would love to try this recipe, I love broccoli and cheese, but I don't own a crock-pot. Can you beleive that. But I was wondering could I possibly use this recipe for a Dutch oven?

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-25 15:45:15 -0600 Report

Degibu: You may change the recipe to suite yourself. I just wrote what the recipe called for. Sounds good to me. And it is a wonderful soup. I'm sure yours wilol be too. Valentine Lady

Degibu 2011-12-22 09:16:44 -0600 Report

I'm guessing that you use the roux of flour and oil to thicken the soup, which isn't exactly diabetic friendly. I'm going to try this soup, because it sounds wonderful, but I'm going to substitute those two ingredients with an arrowroot/water or cornstarch/water mixture toward the end of cooking.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-11 17:49:50 -0600 Report

SHARI50: I suppose you could use whole wheat flour, just make sure you whip it throughly. It would be a little harder to mix than the pastry flour, but sure give it a try and let me know. Valentine Lady

Shari50 2011-12-11 16:17:15 -0600 Report

Does it have to be whole wheat pastry flour or can you use just whole wheat flour? I am trying to buy healthier flours and starting to get a collection of them and don't really want to go buy any more right now! lol

SuzzanneS 2011-12-10 06:16:19 -0600 Report

I made this last night and loved it. By husband wanted it creamier so he added 1/2 cup milk to his and said it was very good.