"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Soup, by , is from Cooking With The POLK Girls, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa (Maschke) Jordan
Added: Thursday, December 27, 2007


4 C. water
12 oz. cubed hash brown potatoes (Southern Style)
1 C. chopped celery
1 C. chopped carrots
4 C. chopped broccoli
2 Tbsp. chicken soup base
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 Tbsp. flour
2 C. skim milk
6 oz. light Velveeta cheese, cubed

In large pot combine water, hash brown potatoes, vegetables, chicken soup base, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
In a small bowl, blend flour and milk slowly. Stir into large pot, stir continuously until soup thickens. Add cheese cubes and stir until melted.




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