Fox 8 Food Fix: Amish Country Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- It's a twist on the traditional broccoli cheese soup recipe. Fox 8's Kristi Capel learned how 'noodles' are the secret ingredient in Lee Ann Miller's Amish Country Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup.

Lee Ann is the owner of Miller Haus Bed & Breakfast (Facebook page here) and friend of Walnut Creek Cheese.

*Click here for a link to Lee Ann's blog on FOX8.com.

Amish Country Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup

3/4 cup onion, chopped fine
3 Tablespoons butter
5 cups water
2 Tablespoons chicken base
8oz. Inn Maid noodles
20 oz. frozen broccoli, chopped
1/4 cup carrots, chopped fine
6 cups milk (I use whole Vitamin D milk) 10oz. Velveeta or Meltz Cheesy
1/4 lb. hot pepper cheese, cubed
1/4 lb. sharp yellow cheddar, cubed
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon natural garlic & herb seasoning (I get this in the bulk spice section of Walnut Creek Cheese)

Saute onions in butter until soft. Add water. Add chicken base and stir until chicken base is dissolved. Add uncooked noodles and bring to a gentle boil. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and carrots and return to a gentle boil. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheeses are melted. Do not boil. Serve topped with your favorite croutons.