Monday, March 31, 2014

Vegetable Cheese Soup

Here is yet another soup from the WW Recipe Review board. I usually make it with California style veggies and light Velveeta. But for some reason I could not find the California vegetable mix at the store. I selected Italian style as a substitute. As far as the Velveeta goes, I have been hearing lots of hype about a shortage and even more comments about it being fake cheese. So I attempted to use a blend of shredded cheese. I saw a copycat recipe that used a blend of Colby jack, cheddar and Swiss. So I used one cup of Colby jack and three fourths a cup of both cheddar and Swiss. I really liked the flavor more than Velveeta but when it comes to melting you can beat Velveeta. The cheese did melt sort of, but it had some stringy ribbons of cheese that did not. I think Velveeta is the way to go for this soup. I may try one more time in the future. I read that adding a little flour or cornstarch to the cheese will help it melt into soups. We will see? I used the homemade chicken broth from the chicken I poached for the Curried Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. It was so good! Here the the garlic flavor of the broth added so much to the soup. I will use homemade stock again in the future. This is a great cheesy vegetable soup. I look forward to another cup for lunch tomorrow.

Vegetable Cheese Soup
Serves 6 to 8


2 lbs. frozen mixed vegetables (California mix, Italian blend, etc.)
4 cups fat-free low sodium chicken broth
1 (10 oz.) can mild Rotel tomatoes
10 oz. light Velveeta cheese or mix of 2% shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby jack and Swiss)


Put first 3 ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add the cheese, stirring to melt the cheese. When heated through, serve.

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  1. Denise, thank you for dropping by North of Wiarton. Your soup doesn't only look delish, it also looks so nice and easy to make when in a pinch on a day a person would love a cuppa soup. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is such an easy, no fuss soup! And also easy to keep the ingredients on hand. Thank you for sharing, Denise.


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