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Broccoli Cheese Soup

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.


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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.

Video: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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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Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar 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!

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!
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By lalala... [681]

Recipe: Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Quick, easy and so good!


  • 2 cans condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes


Combine the soup and milk in a pan on stove. Stir until blended. Add the chopped broccoli and the frozen potatoes. Bring to a boil and then simmer about 5 minutes.

This is a great soup to make if you have had a busy day and you want a delicious soup without a lot of work. I like to serve this with warm rolls. Yummy!

By Dorothy W. from New Creek, WV

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Recipe: Unexpected Broccoli Cheese Soup

Bowl of broccoli cheese soup.

Broccoli soup with a twist in the crockpot!

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.

By Rae G. [16]

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 package frozen chopped broccoli (10 oz.)
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 lb. processed American cheese, cubed
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 Tbsp. minced onion flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


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. Continue stirring while gradually adding the milk. Stir in the cheese, soup, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add the broccoli mixture to the white sauce mixture and cook over medium to low heat until the soup is the desired thickness. Serves 6-8.

By Robin from Washington, Ia

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup (Crock Pot)

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.


  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 10 Ounce package frozen chopped broccoli


  1. Sauté onion and green pepper in butter.
  2. Combine all ingredients in crockpot.
  3. Cook on low in crockpot for 3-4 hours.
  4. Do not add salt as there is enough in the soup already.

By Robyn [369]

Recipe: Potato Broccoli Cheese Soup

An old fashioned family recipe that is easy to make.

Approximate Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 - 8 servings


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut up
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 qt milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups crisp-cooked crumbled bacon
  • 5 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 small head Broccoli, cooked until soft and mushy, then cut up very small (or you can mash it)

I like a pinch of garlic and onion powder when I add the salt and pepper.


  1. Bake potatoes in microwave until tender. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend flour with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended.
  2. Gradually add milk to the butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt, pepper and seasonings and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Cut potatoes in small chunks. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in potatoes and broccoli. Add green onion, sour cream and crumbled bacon.
  4. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until it is all melted in. You can cook for about 30 minutes or until done.
  5. You can serve this with a sprinkle of extra cheddar on top.

By Jackie H. [115]

Tip: Product Review: Bear Creek Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix

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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.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud [446]

Recipe: Cream of Broccoli Cheese Soup

The Velveeta cheese in this recipe makes it extra good!


  • 1 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1 lb. frozen broccoli
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • dash pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 quart milk
  • 8 oz. Velveeta cheese


  1. Bring to a boil chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add finely chopped onion and broccoli; simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Mix flour and cold water until flour is dissolved. Add to boiling water. Stir until it returns to a slow boil.
  4. Add milk until desired thickness.
  5. Do not allow to boil after milk has been added.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup

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!


  • 1 bunch or 1 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese, cubed


Cook and chop broccoli. Soak bouillon cubes in 2 cups warm water. In soup kettle melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Add warm chicken bouillon water and return to heat. Continue stirring with wire whip until it begins to bubble. Stir in milk, salt, pepper, and broccoli. Heat to almost boiling. Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese Soup


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 pkgs. broccoli, frozen and chopped (16oz. size)
  • 4 cans chicken broth (4oz. size)
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • cheese or garlic flavored croutons


In a stockpot, over medium heat, saute' the butter and onion until soft. Stir in the broccoli and cover with the chicken broth. Simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Reduce the heat, and stir in the cubed cheese until it melts. Mix in the milk and garlic powder.

In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into a small amount of water until dissolved. Stir the cornstarch into a small amount of water until dissolved. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the soup and cook, stirring frequently, until the soup becomes thick. Garnish with cheese and garlic flavored croutons.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Broccoli Mac Soup

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. I added two boxes of mac and cheese to flesh it out and make it more appealing for my boys. I will definitely be making this soup again.

Approximate Time: 1 hour (or longer)

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, chopped (reserve 1 cup for later)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets and stem, chopped (reserve 1 cup of florets for later)
  • 2 Tbsp No Chicken Base or other type of broth
  • juice of one lemon, divided
  • Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 boxes packaged mac and cheese (I used Annie's White Cheddar with Shells)
  • yogurt, if desired
Broccoli Mac Soup

In the ingredients list, I showed shredded cheese and milk, not the yogurt that I used instead. I also added in the lemon after tasting it the first time. Feel free to make your own modifications or substitutions depending on what is in your own refrigerator and pantry.


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, 5 minutes or so.
  2. Broccoli Mac Soup
  3. Add garlic, then celery, then carrots, stirring and cooking for about a minute each.
  4. Broccoli Mac Soup
  5. Add broccoli, No Chicken Base, 1/2 lemon juice, 8 cups water and seasonings. Bring pot to just a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until all the veggies are soft. You can simmer it longer, if you wish, and the flavors will just continue to develop.
  6. Broccoli Mac Soup
  7. Remove soup from heat and blend in sections (or use an immersion blender if you have one). I added the powdered cheese to the last batch I blended to ensure that it would be thoroughly mixed in. Return to stockpot.
  8. Broccoli Mac Soup
  9. Add in carrots. Return to just a boil then add in broccoli and macaroni noodles (shells) and remaining lemon juice. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 - 20 minutes, until the noodles and carrots are cooked.
  10. Broccoli Mac Soup
  11. Serve with a swirl of yogurt or maybe some shredded cheese. It is great for lunch the next day too.
  12. Broccoli Mac Soup

By Jess [121]

Recipe: Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package frozen chopped broccoli (10oz)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package Velveeta cheese, cubed (8oz)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • croutons for garnish


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". Add this mixture to broccoli. Add half and half. Cook, stirring frequently over medium heat until hot and mixture thickens. Do not boil. Serve.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Question: TGI Friday's Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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

By Shaya from Pennsylvania

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By patty04/01/2009

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

Question: McAlisters Deli Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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

By Patti from Athens, LA

Most Recent Answer

By kathleen williams [76]04/11/2010

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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Archive: Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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

RE: Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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

By jmz2005

Archive: Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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

RE: Broccoli and Cheese Soup

YUMMY! (09/14/2006)

By grammaoftwo

RE: 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

Archive: McAlisters Deli Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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