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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

February 13, 2016 (Last Updated: April 3, 2020)

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup is perfect for lunch or dinner! This delicious creamy soup is full of cheese and good for you ingredients.

A white bowl filled with soup and topped with a small piece of broccoli.

I made this Cheesy Broccoli Soup last weekend for lunch.  It was a perfect soup for lunch.  My whole family loved it, although they were a bit skeptical at first.  I convinced them all to just try a bite.  After the first bite, they had a bowl and then came back for seconds.  Ahhh….if they just had faith in me from the get-go!

Well, I must admit, I have made some food that hasn’t always been a hit.  But this cheesy broccoli soup is a winner!

A bowl of soup with broccoli and cheese.

This soup is made with some pretty simple ingredients.  Broccoli (of course).  Carrots to add a bit of sweetness.  Onions and garlic just because you need the flavor.  Milk or half-n-half and cheese!  I used a mild cheddar cheese, but a sharp cheddar would be delicious.  Okay, there are a few other ingredients too. You just have to read the recipe!

Broccoli, carrots and onions all cooking in a pot.

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A bowl full of creamy soup topped with cheese and a broccoli floret.

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Flavorful soup perfect for lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups broccoli (chopped)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • In a large pot, sautee butter, onions and carrots 5-7 minutes.
  • Add garlic and flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring so mixture won't burn.
  • Add broth, and broccoli. Cook over high until broccoli is tender. About 10 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender and puree mixture just until large chunks are broken up.
  • Whisk in milk and bring back up to a simmer.
  • Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Slowly mix in cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Serve immediately.


Shred you own cheese instead of purchasing pre-shredded. Pre-shredded cheese can have an additive so the cheese won't clump together. This additive can prohibit the melting of the cheese.
I used 2% milk. Can also use half-n-half


Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1198mgPotassium: 481mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4265IUVitamin C: 67.8mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword broccoli soup, broccoli soup with cheese
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven




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  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    February 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Great soup Kathy! Perfect for a snowy day like we’re having here today. I’ve not seen a cheesy broccoli soup with carrots in it, and this sounds so tempting and easy to make! I always shred my own cheese too, for that very reason….

    • Reply
      February 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Carrots just add a touch of sweetness without adding any sugar! Plus it’s a great little spot of color 🙂

  • Reply
    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    February 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    5 stars
    Yes, please, to some cheesy broccoli soup – I would love a big bowl for lunch. Who can resist cheese in soup – just delicious. And broccoli is a powerhouse veggie – so it balances out the indulgence of the cheese :).

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    February 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

    the soup sounds delicious, I love love broccoli so I know I will love it!

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