This is a creamy, cheesy soup that I created several years ago. It makes for a hearty main dish and is also the perfect side to a roast or ham. Although I normally try to stay away from the canned cream soups, I think they fit well in this dish. Of course, it’s not the healthiest of recipes, but don’t we all need to splurge every now and then?
Pour 49.5 ounce can chicken broth into a 5-quart pot; add potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions; bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, and cook until the potatoes are completely tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Gently mash potatoes into the soup to thicken to your desired texture.
Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil; add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.
Stir broccoli, celery soup, chicken soup, Monterey Jack cheese, pepperjack cheese, pepper, and parsley into the soup; add 14.5 ounce can chicken broth. Cook and stir until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Per Serving: 348 calories; protein 15.2g; carbohydrates 43.1g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 39.1mg; sodium 682.6mg.