Mac & Cheese Soup with Veggies

As much as I love cheese soup, I can admit that, on its own, a big bowl does not equate a full meal. So when that was what sounded really good to me the other night, I decided I could tweak it to make it a full meal that would be both filling and satisfying while still giving me that taste I was craving.

It turned out really good and we allĀ lovedĀ it. Plus, what kid wouldn’t love to dig in to a bowl of mac & cheese soup? Bonus – it definitely fills up all of the teenagers that are suddenly living in my house (when did that happen!!??!!)

Mac & Cheese Soup with Veggies

  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 8 c. chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 c. elbow macaroni
  • 2 c. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • Additional salt and pepper, to taste

1. Melt butter in a large pot. Add onions, celery and carrots. Season with salt, paprika and pepper and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a slow boil.

2. Add noodles and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. After noodles are fully cooked, add the broccoli. Dissolve cornstarch in milk and slowly stir into slowly boiling soup. Cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until fully melted. Add parsley and additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Mac & Cheese Soup with Veggies

  1. How do you think this would freeze? I’ve never tried freezing anything thickened with cornstarch before. Do you think it would separate?

  2. What an interesting idea! My mom once added too much milk to the mac and cheese – but didn’t add extra cheese to make up for it so it wasn’t the wonderful of an accidental “soup”, but this looks yummy

  3. I added extra veggies and cheese (because I couldn’t help myself) and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Made this last night it was great we all loved it. I will give all the credit to you when I post it on my blog thanks for the fun idea.

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