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Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This is how you make a homemade quick broccoli cheese soup at home! It’s the perfect dinner idea when it’s cold outside or year round really. Creamy and cheesy with fresh vegetables inside it is sure to become your family’s favorite too.

quick broccoli cheese soup

When it is winter time I am all about soup for dinner! Throw in a few rolls and you have yourself a complete meal, this quick broccoli cheese soup recipe is one of our favorites! If you love homemade soups but don’t have the time to slave over the stove for hours and hours this is the soup for you. (originally published 10/17)

Using fresh (or frozen) broccoli florets and carrots this is packed with vegetables and a creamy cheese blend you will love. In less than an hour you too can make broccoli cheese soup yourself. It is probably a lot easier than you had initially thought. 

Homemade broccoli cheese soup

  1. Cream cheese
  2. Cheddar cheese
  3. Fresh broccoli florets or you could use frozen small chopped broccoli
  4. Half and half or heavy cream
  5. Chicken broth or chicken stock
  6. Butter
  7. Onion (optional)
  8. Carrot and celery (optional)
  9. Seasonings like salt and black pepper of course, garlic powder is great

Slow cooker (if you want to keep it warm for a while during a get together). If you like it really smooth you can use an immersion blender before serving. I personally like some texture to it.

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My kids love this soup. It has such a creamy cheesy flavor with the combination of cream cheese and cheddar and is a great way to get your kids to love vegetables too. Serve it as a side dish or a main dish, either way it is delicious.

If you’re making this as an item for brunch you could easily make it on the stovetop as directed below. Then pour it into your crockpot on “keep warm” setting and have it ready to serve throughout the day. Slow cookers are great for that! Especially when you have a lot of people over for the holidays it is a great soup to have for brunch, lunch and/or dinner.

If you have a pressure cooker try our Instant Pot broccoli cheese soup and include this easy Instant Pot clam chowder in your rotation.

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Easy Broccoli cheese soup recipe

  • Melt your butter in a pot on your stovetop over medium high heat. 
  • Add diced onions and saute just until softened.
  • Whisk in flour and slowly stir until it turns a light brown color, this will be your thickener.
  • Slowly add your half and half, whisk until smooth.
  • Add chicken broth and seasonings.
  • Reduce heat and simmer mixture until it thickens. This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, and celery. 
  • Continue to simmer until vegetables are the desired tenderness. This will take about 20 minutes.
  • Adding the cheese, cook until this melts. Super quick and easy to make. Add cheese on top and serve!

Nutritional information like calories, saturated fat, etc…. is listed below.

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Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is how you make homemade quick broccoli cheese soup at home! Perfect dinner idea when it’s cold outside. Creamy and cheesy with fresh vegetables too.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheese, easy, homemade, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 576kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a pot on your stovetop on medium heat. 
  • Add diced onions and saute just until onions soften.
  • Whisk in flour and slowly stir until it turns a light brown color.
  • Slowly add your half and half, whisk until smooth.
  • Add chicken broth and seasonings.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until it thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, and celery. 
  • Continue to simmer until vegetables are the desired tenderness, about 20 minutes or so.
  • Then add cheese and cook until it melts, just a few minutes. Stir and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 1335mg58%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 6070IU121%
Vitamin C 82.4mg100%
Calcium 621mg62%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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