Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Broccoli cheddar soup, bread, salad

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
461 Calories
33g Fat
23g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 461
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1138mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 21g
Calcium 582mg 45%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Broccoli cheese soup is the perfect thing to make when it's cold outside, and you want to warm up, both inside and out. Broccoli and cheddar cheese go well together in almost any recipe, but this broccoli cheddar soup recipe is a particularly nice way to introduce kids to broccoli.

To save time chopping, buy the bagged, pre-chopped broccoli available in your supermarket produce section.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half, or whole milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 to 2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce, optional
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (low-fat is OK)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Add onions and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, until softened.

  3. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over onions and stir vigorously, 2 to 3 minutes, until no lumps appear and raw flour taste is cooked off.

  4. Add the half-and-half and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Add the broccoli and carrots. Cook 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork.

  6. Add salt, pepper, hot sauce and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

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