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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is full of flavor with a thick and creamy cheese base. It has two types of cheese, just 9 ingredients, and is ready in just 20 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

This is the best broccoli cheese soup and the whole family will love it.

Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl.
Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Substitutions

You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Broccoli Cheese Soup

Step 1 – On a cutting board, chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2 – Cut the Velveeta cheese into small cubes.

Step 3 – In a large saucepan combine the chicken broth, chopped broccoli, and onion powder. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

chicken broth, chopped broccoli, and onion powder cooking in a pan.

Step 4 – While the veggies simmer, over medium heat melt butter in a skillet.

Step 5 – Whisk in the flour and cook for about one minute or until golden brown.

Step 6 – Pour in the milk a little at a time and whisk continuously until combined and thickened.

butter, flour, and milk cooking in a pan.

Step 7 – Add the shredded cheddar cheese and Velveeta cheese cubes. Stir until melted and mixed.

Step 8 – Sprinkle in the garlic powder. Stir to combine.

cheese sauce cooking in a pan.

Step 9 – Pour the cheese sauce into the large pot over the cooked veggies and stir until well combined. If you want a thinner consistency, you can add more milk and additional salt and black pepper to your taste.

cheese sauce and broccoli cooking in a pan.

Step 10 – Transfer to serving bowls and top with additional shredded cheddar, if desired. Serve warm.

Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl.
Broccoli Cheese Soup

Pro Tips

Store leftover homemade soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. 

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze creamy broccoli cheese soup?

This version of broccoli cheese soup should not be placed in a freezer.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bowl.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is full of flavor with a thick and creamy cheese base. It has two types of cheese, just 9 ingredients, and is ready in just 20 minutes! This is the best broccoli cheese soup and the whole family will love it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh broccoli
  • 8 ounces of Velveeta cheese
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • On a cutting board, chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cut the Velveeta cheese into small cubes.
  • In a large saucepan combine the chicken broth, chopped broccoli, and onion powder. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • While the veggies simmer, over medium heat melt butter in a skillet.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for about one minute or until golden brown.
  • Pour in the milk a little at a time and whisk continuously until combined and thickened.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and Velveeta cheese cubes. Stir until melted and mixed.
  • Sprinkle in the garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the cheese sauce into the large pot over the cooked veggies and stir until well combined. If you want a thinner consistency, you can add more milk and additional salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Transfer to serving bowls and top with additional shredded cheddar, if desired. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Store leftover homemade broccoli cheese soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • This version of broccoli cheese soup should not be placed in a freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 26gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1250mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1612IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 643mgIron: 1mg
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Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

So delicious!