I love this soup!!! I did change two things regarding the ingredients: I used fresh broccoli (although I am sure frozen would work just fine), and I also used a quart of turkey broth I had canned after Thanksgiving in place of the bouillon. I also changed the order in which I added some of the ingredients. I added the garlic at the same time as the onion. I also added the bay leaf at the same time I tossed in the carrots and potato. I cooked the carrots and potato in the broth for quite a bit longer than 4 minutes- I wasn't timing it, but it was at least a half and hour, probably longer. The carrots were still firm, not at all mushy, at the end. I can only imagine they would be pretty raw and crunchy if not cooked longer! I still cooked it the additional 15 minutes after adding the Velveeta, and the veggies were very much to my liking that way. I added a very healthy pinch of cayenne, and it really added a wonderful kick and flavor to the finished product. I was going to make a Rotel dip with the other half of my 2 pound Velveeta block, but I would much rather make this soup again- it is THAT good! Thank you for this easy and delicious recipe crystal0! I will be making this frequently! :)
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I love this soup!!! I did change two things regarding the ingredients: I used fresh broccoli...