Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup onion finely diced (from 1 medium onion)
  • 2 cups carrots (3 medium), sliced into thin rings
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups broccoli (2 heads of broccoli), cut into small florets
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese (2 cups shredded), plus more to garnish
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese (mild) shredded


  1. Prep all of your ingredients before you start cooking. In a dutch oven or medium soup pot, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add onion and carrots and saute until onions soften (5 minutes).

  2. Add 4 cups chicken broth, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp thyme. Bring to a boil then add broccoli and reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until broccoli is softened (10-12 minutes depending on the thickness of broccoli).

  3. Remove 2 cups of vegetables with a strainer and set aside. Blend remaining soup in the pot with an immersion blender or puree in batches in a blender. Blend until smooth or your desired consistency.

  4. In a separate small bowl, combine 1/2 cup cream with 3 Tbsp flour and whisk vigorously until smooth and no longer lumpy then blend in 1 tsp dijon. The mixture will be thick like frosting. Bring the blended soup back to a boil and whisk in the cream/flour mixture, whisking for 3 to 4 minutes until smooth and thickened.

  5. Remove the soup from the heat. Stir in the cheeses then stir in the reserved cooked vegetables. Season with salt to taste and serve right away. Garnish with more cheddar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 234               Calories from Fat 144
                                         % Daily Value*
Fat 16g                                       25%
Saturated Fat 10g                      63%
Cholesterol 49mg                       16%
Sodium 599mg                           26%
Potassium 414mg                      12%
Carbohydrates 13g                      4%
Fiber 3g                                      13%
Sugar 3g                                      3%
Protein 11g                                 22%
Vitamin A 6144IU                      123%
Vitamin C 44mg                          53%
Calcium 252mg                          25%
Iron 1mg                                       6%

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