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A bowl full of creamy soup topped with cheese and a broccoli floret.
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5 from 3 votes

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Flavorful soup perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Kathy


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ 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: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4265IU | Vitamin C: 67.8mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.3mg