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Cheesy Floret Soup Recipe
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Cheesy Floret Soup Recipe

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"I received the recipe for this comforting soup from my mom, and my family requests it often," says Janice Russell of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. "It's especially good with crusty French bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/3 cups whole milk
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 401 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1169 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Drain vegetables; add cheese sauce and heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Floret Soup in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p42

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"YUMMY! Perfect for a cold, windy, plummeting temperatures kind of day. Had to add a little more milk because it was so thick. Got rid of the nutritional facts when I printed this out to add to my "keepers" file (ignorance is bliss). We have a lot of winter on the way and I am sure this recipe is one I will come to again and again."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"The whole family loved this soup."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I have made this soup many times so far. My family and I love this soup."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"I have made this recipe many times, always turns out great with no complaints."

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