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Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

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This easy broccoli cheese soup is perfect for those cold winter nights when you are looking for a quick and easy meal. With just a few ingredients you will put the best broccoli cheddar soup on the table that your family will love. All you need is butter, broccoli florets, vegetable broth, heavy cream, cheese, and a variety of seasonings to make this dish in just 20 minutes.  

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli cheddar soup is one of my favorite soups to make this time of year. I love my Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup in the Instant Pot, but this Easy broccoli cheddar soup I have to admit is my favorite. I love the richness of the broth thanks to the cream and the flavors that are in every single bite. It is a simple recipe that is so easy to make on the stove that I find myself making it often. 

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

You will fall in love with it because 

  • The broccoli is cooked to perfection.
  • It has a nice thick broth. 
  • Rich and flavorful. 
  • Easy ingredients that you can always have on hand. 
  • Ready in just 20 minutes! 
Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 (12.6 oz) bag of Frozen Broccoli Florets, thawed*
  • 3 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese

How to Make Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter; add in the flour, and whisk for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream and vegetable broth; Add the thawed broccoli and seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper).
  • Reduce the heat to Low and let cook for 10-15 minutes, until hot. Do not boil.
  • Remove from the stove; stir in shredded cheese

Enjoy!!!

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You will need to thaw your broccoli on the counter for 20 minutes prior to using it. After thawing, be sure to drain out all the liquid. 
  • If you prefer, you can use 1 small onion instead of the onion powder.
  • Swap out the vegetable broth for chicken broth if you prefer. 
  • If you use a low sodium broth, you may want to increase the amount of salt you add. Add the recommended amount and then taste until you get the right flavor.
  • I love using sharp cheddar for this dish because it has a nice rich flavor, but any shredded cheddar cheese will work in this recipe.
  • You can use fresh broccoli; Just chop pieces into bite sized florets. Cook until tender.
  • Feel free to add in matchstick carrots for another layer of flavor if you prefer. 
Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Storage

Store your leftover soup in the fridge in an airtight container. This will keep for up to 4 days.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Can I use broccoli that is frozen?

Yes,  you can use frozen broccoli. You will need to increase the cooking time and your soup may lose a little flavor and creaminess because of the water from the broccoli as it thaws. 

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This easy broccoli cheese soup is perfect for those cold winter nights when you are looking for a quick and easy meal. With just a few ingredients you will put the best broccoli cheddar soup on the table that your family will love. All you need is butter, broccoli florets, vegetable broth, heavy cream, cheese, and a variety of seasonings to make this dish in just 20 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 (12.6 oz) bag of Frozen Broccoli Florets, thawed*
  • 3 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter; add in the flour, and whisk for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream and vegetable broth; Add the thawed broccoli and seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper).
  3. Reduce the heat to Low and let cook for 10-15 minutes, until hot. Do not boil.
  4. Remove from the stove; stir in shredded cheese
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 816Total Fat: 74gSaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 1508mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 26g

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