Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe

If you like creamy soups this broccoli and cheese soup recipe is for you. It is easy and very good. You can use frozen or fresh broccoli which makes it very convenient.

Not everyone loves broccoli. In fact some people plain hate it. I have read that it might have to do with genetics but who knows? All I know is that a warm bowl of cream of broccoli soup with cheese brings a smile to me face and a wondrous feeling of well being.

Although this is not a soup you would eat every day it is absolutely delicious for those cold winter days when you need some comfort and extra calories. This soup is thickened with a roux and finished with cream. If you want to shave off some calories go ahead and use milk instead. This cream of broccoli soup can be made fairly quickly and is a great way to have the kids eat their veggies.

This is what you are going to need to make this invigorating cream of broccoli soup:

Serves four

2 heaping cups broccoli florets
3 TBS butter
1 medium yellow onion – chopped
Pinch nutmeg
1 large garlic clove – minced
3 TBS flour
4 cups low sodium chicken stock, low sodium vegetable stock or water
½ cup whole milk
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper

Melt 3 TBS butter in a heavy pan. Add the onion. Season with salt and nutmeg. Cook until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the flour and mix well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the stock. Whisk the roux constantly until all lumps have disappeared. Bring to a soft simmer and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Add the broccoli and cook for about 10 minutes, until it is cooked through.

Blend the soup. If you have an immersion blender do it now. If you don’t, wait for it to cool a bit and blend in batches. Bring back to pot. Add the cream and the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and soup is heated through. Taste for salt and adjust. Serve!

CALORIES 250.33; FAT 15.21 grs (sat 9.65; mono 3.89; poly 0.54); PROTEIN 11.25 grs; FIBER 2.5 grs; CARBS 18.78 grs; CHOLESTEROL 46.47 mg; IRON 1.16 mg; SODIUM 560.44 mg; CALCIUM 182.20 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • November 5, 2012

    Carlo Garcia


  • November 5, 2012


    Hi Carlo!
    Gracias! I am very happy you like this. Thank you very much for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • September 25, 2013


    Hi Mary Ann,

    Thank you for posting this. My Gram used to make this soup, and i never thought I’d find a recipe that came close to hers. Thank you!! I can’t wait to make this.


  • September 25, 2013


    I am very happy you found this. I hope it comes out perfect for you! Thank you!
    Mary Ann