Cheesy Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Cheesy Vegetable Soup Recipe

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My husband's a grain farmer who is definitely a "meat and potatoes" man. He likes soup on a chilly day, though. Served with warm bread, this makes for a quick but hearty noontime meal. Along with our children, 10 and 5, we live 5 miles from town. I wouldn't trade country life for a million bucks!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 202 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a heavy 4-qt. saucepan, melt butter; add flour. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add next seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, blend egg yolk and cream. Gradually blend in several tablespoonfuls of hot soup; return all to saucepan, stirring until slightly thickened. Simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Stir in cheese and heat until melted. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Cheesy Vegetable Soup in Country Woman January/February 1993, p29

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013 Edited Dec. 5, 2013

"Very nice."

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Have been making this recipe for years. However I don't put in the cheese. It's a family favorite."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"This was good but not worth the effort or the calories and fats."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"Very good."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2008

"This sounds so good. Thank you.

I agree. I would love to live in the country, but can't night drive."

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