Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup will be an instant classic at your home. A traditional soup that the family will love. Serve with warm crusty bread.
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 6hours
Total Time 6hours45minutes
Author The Gracious Wife
5cupsbroccoli floretsfrom 2 broccoli crowns
4cupshalf and half
16ouncessharp cheddarfreshly shredded
Turn slow cooker on to low.
In a medium skillet, add 1/3 cup butter and melt over medium heat.
Add onions and saute for about 2 minutes.
Add garlic and continue cooking, until onion is tender and translucent.
Transfer butter and onion mixture into the crockpot. Add chicken broth, broccoli, and carrots. Stir to combine. Cook on low for about 5 hours (or HIGH for 2-3 hours), until broccoli and carrots are tender.
In a large sauce pan, melt remaining 1/3 cup butter over medium heat.
Stir in flour until fully combined. Allow to cook for an additional 2 minutes until flour mixture is golden brown.
Slowly pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Allow mixture to heat to steaming.
When half-and-half mixture is hot (but not boiling), stir in cheeses until melted and combined.
Remove cheese mixture from heat and pour into crockpot. Stir to combine.
Turn crockpot to warm, and allow the mixture to heat through for about an hour.
Serve warm, topped with additional shredded cheddar and a warm crusty bread.