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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

February 13, 2016 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

Cheesy Broccoli Soup is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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!

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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 Soup Cooking

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5 from 2 votes
Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Flavorful soup perfect for lunch or dinner.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli soup, broccoli soup with cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  1. In a large pot, sautee butter, onions and carrots 5-7 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring so mixture won't burn.
  3. Add broth, and broccoli. Cook over high until broccoli is tender. About 10 minutes.

  4. Use an immersion blender and puree mixture just until large chunks are broken up.
  5. Whisk in milk and bring back up to a simmer.
  6. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  7. Slowly mix in cheese. Stir until melted.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1198mg 50%
Potassium 481mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 85.3%
Vitamin C 82.2%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

    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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