Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Disney Pixar’s original new film Inside Out hits theaters today (June 19th)! I had the opportunity to preview the first half of the movie at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I was also invited to attend an early screening (of the whole movie) last week. It had me laughing and crying in the same breath, it was soooo good. My almost 5 year old also loved it! I can’t wait to watch it again, Inside Out definitely ranks high up there in Disney movies for me. I’ll be back with a full review soon.

In the meantime, a few of my blogger friends and I got together for a virtual Inside Out themed dinner party. I brought the soup. Much to Disgust’s dismay (you’ll have to watch the movie to understand), it’s full of BROCCOLI. I think even she would like this one or an airplane spoon might help. The characters from the movie are all represented in our progressive dinner: Sadness, Scared, Anger, Joy and Disgust. Even if you don’t plan on seeing the movie (which you totally should!), this broccoli and cheese soup recipe is delicious!


1/2 cup butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound processed cheese, cubed

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DIRECTIONS: Sautee onion in butter in a large sauce pan. Add chicken broth and broccoli, bring to a boil. Simmer until broccoli is tender. Add milk, garlic powder, pepper and cheese. Frequently  stir until cheese is melted. Garnish with shredded cheese and broccoli (optional). 

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To see the rest of our virtual Inside Out dinner party, head on over to the blogs below. 


Appetizer: Baked Blueberry Brie – Made with Happy
Soup: Broccoli Cheese Soup –  See Vanessa Craft
Side: Purple Potato Salad – Cute as a Fox
Main Dish: Fire-Roasted Stuffed Peppers – Mom Endeavors
Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups – Picky Palate

Who is your favorite Inside Out character?

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.