Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

I can’t make anything without adding cheese or chocolate. It’s true.

I was walking through Costco feeling like cattle being herded through the aisles when I came upon their Broccoli cheese soup in a plastic container. Sounds appetizing, right? Especially in a plastic container. There’s one word of advice I will give you–Do NOT go grocery shopping when you haven’t eaten because EVERYTHING looks good. Even soup in plastic. Luckily they have food samples on every corner, so I was able to fill up and start thinking more rationally.

With broccoli cheese soup on the brain, I was determined to find my recipe at home to make. The problem was finding my recipe! I dug through mounds of recipe books and recipe cards without luck. I was determined to find it. I dug further, reading recipe book after book, and finally found it written on a torn piece of paper shoved in the back of a recipe book! Score! (Yep, I was always really good at organizing). As I envisioned, it turned out cheesy. Savory. Flavorful. Filling. I couldn’t help dipping crackers in it, and my dinner roll, and once those were gone, croutons. Don’t you love “dipping”? There’s something about dipping that makes me feel like a kid again.

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Other Soups and Stews to Try:

Savory Turkey Stew
Mashed Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew
Miso Soup
Tomato Bisque
Meatless Chili
Amazing Potato Soup
Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup

5.0 from 2 reviews
Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Velveeta cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Steam broccoli until tender and drain.
  2. Saute onions in butter until transparent.
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 5 additional minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in grated cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Slowly add broth until well incorporated.
  7. In a food processor or blender, puree 1/2 cup of the broccoli.
  8. Add the puree and remaining chopped broccoli to soup.
  9. Simmer 15 minutes.
  10. For a cheesier flavor, chop up Velveeta cheese and add to the soup until melted and smooth.

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. I love this soup! The American in me considers it comfort food but my Aussie husband doesn’t think cheese in everything is the way to go. :) I must have this. It’s summer down here but I don’t think I can wait for the seasons to change.

    • Welcome Maureen! I wish we had summer here! I’m not a winter person! But I do enjoy the snow at Christmas time. Let me know if you try this soup and if you enjoy it!

  2. Oh my goodness! Everything you make looks so yummy that I want to save EVERY recipe! You are amazing!

    • Thank you, Debbie! You are always so generous with your comments. And as a blogger, you know how we love comments! I enjoy your blog too. Very much so.