By senseicheryl on January 08, 2009
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"This recipe was listed as one of the Top 10 Recipes on the www.recipe4living.com website for soups made in the Crock-Pot. Let's see! NOTE: Package sizes are estimated, as they were not included on the website."
Serving Size: 1 (260 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I made this recipe for dinner last night with a few changes and it was fantastic. First I decided to not use the crock pot because I thought that was what was making it weird and curdle. Second I used red and yellow peppers just because I didn't have a green one. I also added a little black pepper and garlic powder. I mixed the milk and the soup with a whisk until smooth before adding it to the soup pot. I waited until the soup was hot before adding the cheese and stirred constantly until all the cheese had melted. AGAIN, FANTASTIC!!! I will use it again omitting the broccoli and adding potatoes for a potato cheese soup."
"This is awesome.. Turn off the crock about 30 minutes before serving, and it thickens up really nice."
"I whipped this up for supper because I was craving it! I doubled it instantly and added just a bit more milk.and some fresh cracked black pepper.. it was AMAZING!! I did it on the stove top and done in no time... Thank you for the wonderful recipe!"
"I made this for a family get together. Wasn't sure if everyone would like the broccoli, so I made some adjustments, and it was a hit! Added no broccoli and instead added 3 large potatoes, peeled cubed and par boiled, and 2 lbs of cubed ham. Started the potatoe prep first so by the time everything else was ready, the potatoes were ready to be drained and added.
Husband liked it so much that we bought the ingredients and made it at home for just us...."
"I tried this recipe yesterday and loved it :) I doubled everything but the broccoli and added diced potatoes... previous posts are right though that this isnt something to throw in and leave, I whisked the soap and milk together first, let it get warm in the crock-pot then added the cheese, whisking it every half hour or so till it was well blended, I did also add a little extra milk and some garlic powder.... It is a little work, but totally worth it :) Delicious!!"
"Mine also turned out weird and curdle-y... I don't think this is a recipe to throw in and forget - I'm guessing it should be watched and cooked on Low for less time... And although the recipe seems like it would be, it doesn't taste that great... Wouldn't recommend"
"I cooked it on low for 3 1/2 hours and it turned out weird and curdle-y....maybe I cooked it too long?"
"This was very good, considering how easy it was to make. I used reduced fat versions of the dairy products. The Velveeta thickened the soup just right. This is a great soup to throw in the crockpot on a busy day and come back later to a warm, cheesey soup. Thanx!"
"This was really good. My DH, who doesn't eat cooked broccoli had two dishes and said - this is good. Believe me that is ten stars coming from him. Mine curdled a little too, don't know why unless I simmered it on too high a heat, but didn't affect the taste at all. I also made this on the stove. I will be making this again and again. May add chedder cheese soup in place of the velveeta sometime."
"Enjoyed this a lot! I did change a couple of things like using low fat milk, (not skim), low fat Velveeta, and extra broccoli with cauliflower (had this in the fridge) also adding the addition of a teaspoon of Tabasco with minced jalapeno instead of green pepper. This is a great recipe that turned out beautifully! Thanks for posting!"
"just made this and loved it super easy :) I just put the green peppers / onions and butter all int he pot with everything else worked just fine. Also added alittle more milk , some pepper , garlic powder , small cubed potatoes and 6 chopped up slices of cooked bacon. I was home while cooking so I did stir it about every 20-30min and it turned out creamy and smooth will defently do this again great crock.pot meal and very easy to make I only gave 4 stars because I do believe you have to be home to stir this for it to turn out propperly not a sit and leave meal IMO"
"Well, my soup certainly did not look like the photo. It was really curdled looking. Taste was not bad I guess. I did add garlic powder and black pepper. I tried to remedy the curdle with milk but no luck."
"I found this soup easy and delicious. I used broccoli florets, which I chopped slightly. I did add a little extra milk and pepper. I don't know how it could curdle with Velveeta. I stirred the milk into the cream of chicken until blended, and then I kept stirring occasionally until the Velveeta melted. This would probably be good with some cubed potatoes! Highly recommend!"
"Good soup, even my picky eater enjoyed it. I read several reviews complaining of curdling. I did not have any problems with curdling and I had it on low for 4 hours. I used whole milk in the recipe and after researching and reading the info below, I think that may be the "magic bullet" for a failsafe soup. I give it 4 stars because it's speedy quick & easy and popular with the kids. I don't give it 5 because there is enough "processed food" in it to not taste homemade to me, but a good recipe for a busy afternoon :).<br/><br/>ochef.com has this to say:<br/>Given the right circumstances, any milk or cream product will curdle (a process in which the curd protein, casein, coagulates and forms clumps). Acid, heat, and salt are the antagonists, all of which cause curdling. The milk has only one defense mechanism, which you don't want to hear about ? fat. The more fat it contains (and the fresher it is), the less likely it is to curdle. There is a dramatic difference in the ability of heavy cream vs. light cream to resist curdling. To bring skim milk into the equation is almost asking it to curdle.<br/><br/>But all may not be lost. Your best bet is to prepare the soup without the milk (assuming the base is a stock and not the milk itself), and add the milk at the end of the cooking process. Then make sure not to heat it at all or for long, and don't let it get above 180?F. Also, add any salt just before serving."
"Like many others I had to stir about every 30 min. I also added a 10 oz can of cheddar cheese soup, little more milk and black pepper and garlic pwr. If you stir it on occasion it will not curdle. Keeper for me w/ the additions mentioned.<br/><br/>Think next time I will add a tbl of Crystle's, Sriracha or Franks Hot Sauce near the end of the cooking time. Tobasco is no longer in our house. They just got passed by with so many other great hot sauces on the market today."
"I made this following the recipe exactly and it was AMAZING!!! Without a doubt, I'll be making this again. I did stir it occasionally, which wasn't in the directions."
"This recipe had a lot of potential, but just didn't work out. It CURDLED (just before 2 hrs). Uggh. I ate a little bit on top of some noodles, and it was edible, but looking at the curds I was disgusted and threw the whole remainder out. I had followed the directions exactly, with the crock pot set on low, so I don't know what went wrong. I definitely won't try this again. It might work on a stovetop rather than a crockpot. But I won't be trying."
"Tastes too much like Velvetta...needs to be balanced with other cheeses. I will try another recipe."