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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This easy Broccoli Cheese Soup is rich, creamy, and super cheesy! Everyone loves this classic soup recipe with tender broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese. It is the perfect comforting meal for a cold day or any day!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 334kcal



  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and carrots and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly pour in the broth and half-and-half. Stir until the flour dissolves into the liquid. Add the salt, dried mustard, paprika, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir and let the soup simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until it thickens a little.
  • Add the broccoli and broccoli stems and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
  • Stir in 2 cups of the cheese and stir until melted. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and top each bowl with a little extra shredded cheese. Serve immediately.


Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3780IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 355mg | Iron: 1mg