Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

How To Make Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Have a warm bowl of broccoli cheddar soup with this easy recipe! In just 30 minutes, you have flavorful soup with tender broccoli and tasty cheddar cheese.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupbutter
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,finely chopped or minced
  • cupall-purpose flour,or plain flour
  • 2cupschicken stock,good-quality low sodium
  • 3cupshalf-and-half,or evaporated milk or regular milk
  • ¾tspsalt,or more to taste
  • ½tspcracked black pepper,or more to taste
  • 1tspvegetable stock powder,or chicken bouillon powder
  • 1tspmustard powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1lbbroccoli florets,cut into small pieces
  • 2large carrots,peeled and grated
  • 2cupscheddar cheese,low-fat, sharp


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Fry the onion for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Whisk in the flour and cook for a few minutes or until golden brown.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and slowly pour in the chicken stock and half-and-half, stirring well to combine and dissolve the flour into the liquid.

  4. Season with salt and pepper, stock powder, mustard powder, and garlic powder. Give it a good mix and allow to cook and thicken for about 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

  5. Add in the broccoli and carrots and gently simmer for another 20 minutes, until broccoli is completely tender.

  6. Mix in cheese and stir until just combined. Taste test and add in extra salt and/or pepper if desired.

  7. Serve with bread rolls! Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

For an even thicker consistency, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water or milk, and add to the soup when it’s simmering. Mix through well and allow to thicken.


  • Calories: 395.08kcal
  • Fat: 30.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.70g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.56g
  • Fiber: 1.05g
  • Sugar: 6.52g
  • Protein: 15.02g
  • Cholesterol: 89.37mg
  • Sodium: 583.69mg
  • Calcium: 364.29mg
  • Potassium: 493.55mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 475.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 56.49mg
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