Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipes

These two distinctive flavors are a natural pairing. This soup is loved by kids and adults alike. This page contains recipes for broccoli cheese soup.

Broccoli Cheese Soup
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This broccoli cheddar soup is thick and delicious. If you enjoy this soup when dining out, try making it at home!

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Approximate Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups half and half (or milk)
  • 3 cups grated cheese (white and/or yellow cheddar)
  • 1 large carrot (sliced), optional
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder (to taste)


  1. Melt butter in a heavy stock pot over medium heat.
  2. melt butter
  3. Add onions to butter and saute until tender.
  4. saute onions
  5. Mix in flour and cook until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  6. add flourbrown butter flour mixture
  7. Gradually stir in half and half, stirring until smooth.
  8. add half and half
  9. Add chicken broth and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bring to a simmer.
  10. add seasonings
  11. Reduce heat to LOW and simmer uncovered until thickened. Approximately 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  12. simmer until thickened
  13. Once thickened, add broccoli (and carrot, if desired) to pot and simmer until tender. Approximately 20 minutes.
  14. add broccolicook broccoli until tender
  15. Using a stick (immersion) blender, puree some the broccoli into the soup. You can leave behind a few pieces of broccoli or you can puree all of it. If you don't have a stick blender you can puree the soup in a regular blender and return it to the pot.
  16. blend with stick blenderblended soup
  17. Add the grated cheese, stir to combine.
  18. add grated cheese
  19. If the soup seems too thick you can add addition broth to thin it out a bit. Top with additionally grated cheese and serve. Enjoy!
  20. soup in bowl
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Broccoli soup with a twist in the crockpot!

Bowl of broccoli cheese soup.

Approximate Time: 6 - 8 hours

Yield: 4


  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 6 strips turkey bacon
  • 1 cup onion
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 cup corn (optional - not low carb)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bulb garlic, minced
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube (can sub in broth, reduce water)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a skillet, brown bacon.
  2. Add onion and garlic to bacon drippings, saute for 5 minutes or until soft. Dice bacon finely.
  3. Add to the crockpot - broccoli, bacon, onion, celery, corn, water, bouillon, and salt/pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup as desired (I left some small pieces of veggies).
  6. Add in cheese and milk and cornstarch.
  7. Cover and simmer on low for 30-45 minutes.
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I rarely buy soup mixes. However, when the local Hostess Store closed I found these for .89 and they make 4 cups.

Today was one of those days when I wanted things to be simple, (and I find myself with no food but stuff to put on it)? You know those days, right?

Well, I made this soup, literally as easy as boiling water, and it is amazing. Creamy, tasty and no added salt needed. I put some crackers in mine and one bowl wasn't enough.

My highest recommendation for this wonderful product, which you can find in just about any store.

Bear Creek Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix


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Quick, easy and so good!

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I'm searching for Friday's recipe for broccoli cheese soup. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

By Shaya from Pennsylvania

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Hope this helps. I haven't tried it but the recipe can be found at this link: ... TGIFridaysBroccoliCheeseS64708.shtml

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This is a classic "clean out the refrigerator" soup. I had some broccoli that was past its prime so I made a simple cream of broccoli soup, and added two boxes of mac and cheese. I will definitely be making this soup again.

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This is broccoli and cheese, sauteed green peppers and onion, with butter, milk and cream of chicken soup. It is made in a Crock Pot and cooked for four hours. You do not add salt to this recipe.

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An old fashioned family recipe that is easy to make.

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In a saucepan bring the water and bouillon cube to a boil. Add the broccoli and carrot. Cook according to the broccoli package directions, and remove from the heat. Do not drain. In a separate saucepan melt the butter and slowly stir in the flour.

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The Velveeta cheese in this recipe makes it extra good!

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This is a classic "clean out the refrigerator" soup. Learn how to make this kid favorite by watching this short video.

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Does anyone have a recipe for McAlister's Broccoli and Cheese Soup?

By Patti from Athens, LA

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Have you ever eaten a good soup at a restaurant like McAlisters or Panera Bread, only to wish you had the recipe for the soup at home? Well, this recipe is for those of us who love Broccoli Cheese Soup. It's fairly simple, and tastes great.

EasyInstructionsThings You'll Need:

2 tbsp onions

2tbsp butter

3 tbsp flour

2 c. milk

1 c. cheeese (Cheddar or Cheddar/American)

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

2 chicken bouillon cubes

1 1/2 c boiling water

1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli

Step 1Saute the onion in butter and cook the onion until it begins to brown. This may take about 10-15 minutes depending on how high you have your stove set.

Step 2Add the flour to the onion and butter.

Step 3Add the milk, cheese, salt, and pepper to the flour, onion, and butter mixture. **Use a whisk to get the lumps (made from the flour and onion) out of the sauce.**

Step 4Put the chicken bouillon cubes into the boiling water. Allow them to dissolve.

Step 5Cook broccoli in the bouillon and water mixture until tender.

Step 6Add the broccoli (water and all) to the cheese sauce. Stir continuously for 2-3 minutes, or until you are ready to serve it.

good luck.

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This has always been one of our family's favorite soup recipes! I love most anything with Velveeta cheese in it, and this is no exception!

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In a large saucepan, cook broccoli in 1 cup water. Do not drain. Put milk, cheese cubes, flour and bouillon cubes in blender. Cover and process at "grind".

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This broccoli cheddar soup is thick and delicious. If you enjoy this soup when dining out, try making it at home!

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In a stockpot, over medium heat, saute' the butter and onion until soft. Stir in the broccoli and cover with the chicken broth.

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I have completely fallen in love with McAlister's Deli, Cheesy Broccoli Soup. Anyone have their specific recipe? It's fantastic.

Sarah from Chattanooga, TN

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This is one of my favorite vegetable recipes!


  • 1 bunch of fresh broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 lb. Velveeta cheese
  • 3 cups milk

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk


In a large pot, cook broccoli until tender. Drain and return to pan. Add 3 cups milk and cheese. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted. Mix flour with 2 cups of milk for the sauce and add to the broccoli. Cook 20 minutes stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

By Bonnie from Cleveland, Ohio


Broccoli and Cheese Soup

YUMMY! (09/14/2006)

By grammaoftwo

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

I'm lazy I guess: packet of Pioneer pepper white gravy, box or bag of frozen broccoli-onion, Velveeta. I like the idea of chicken broth. I use Knorr large cubes, VERY good. I find them in the Mexican part of your grocery.

Use a large pan. Fix the broth cubes per instructions. Dump in the broccoli and onion. When veggies done, follow the gravy pack directions, watching the amount of liquid. Stir in the gravy with liquid into the pot. When it begins thickening, add the Velveeta to taste. Keep stirring so it won't burn. Check for seasonings.

See what you think. See, frugal to me also means frugal with my time. (09/14/2006)

By 2oma

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I love broccoli cheese soup and sometimes I make it from scratch. When I don't have the time I get frozen broccoli and cheese, put it in thin spaghetti that has cooked in chicken broth and add fresh diced onion at the last and alakazaam SOUP! Good on a cold night, if you want it cheesier, add velveeta to thicken. These are ingredients you can have on hand any time and make an elegant soup at the last minute, especially if you have some frozen or premade rolls to go with it. The size can of chicken broth is the large one and you can add water to increase the volume up to one can of the same size. I use a complete package of thin spaghetti (standard small package- I can't remember the ounces 8 is what I'm thinking but could be 12) The broccoli and cheese is found by many different labels - choose the one you like - I like green giant and get two frozen packages. One diced medium onion (yellow or red for sweetness) I make it so the two of us at home can have it for lunch the next day. Some say it is even better the next day.

By Jeannie from Sturgis, SD


Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This sounds easy and delicious, will definately be trying this recipe, thank-you (03/03/2006)

By jmz2005

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