Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ready in 40 minutes

Just the ticket for a cold day's lunch or dinner starter.

"I followed this recipe from fairly closely. Only big variation was that i think it a waste just to use the florets ... so i steam the stocks, puree them in food processor and add them back to the soup. It does make it thicker and more Brocollie-ee. Me i think it was an improvement ... denise said the soup at BJ's was thinner and she seemed to like that better ... but she said mine was good too."

- sethR

Top-ranked recipe named "Broccoli Cheese Soup"

4.2 avg, 60 review(s) 75% would make again


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4 cups Chicken broth
1 cup Water
1 cup Half & half (fat free)
4 ounces Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Onion
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper; ground
4 cups Broccoli florets; bite-size

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Combine chicken broth, water, half & half, cheese, flour, onion and pepper in a large saucepan. Whisk to break up any lumps of flour; turn heat to medium/high. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat to low.

Add broccoli and simmer for 15-20 minutes until broccoli is tender, but not soft.

For each serving spoon one cup of soup into a bowl and garnish with a Tbsp. of shredded cheese and a pinch of parsley.

Note: Garnish with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 2 tsp. minced fresh parsley if desired.

Each (app 1 1/2 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 126, FatCals: 42, TotFat: 5g

SatFat: 3g, PolyFat: 0g, MonoFat: 2g

Chol: 14mg, Na: 253mg, K: 368mg

TotCarbs: 15g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 5g

NetCarbs: 13g, Protein: 9g


This creamy soup is so delicious and so easy! We often use broccoli slaw instead of the florets to increase the fiber count.

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Inspired by BJ's photo by sethR sethR

broccoli cheese soup garnished with crumbled bacon photo by smobrien smobrien

photo by karah karah

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soooooo delicious and surprisingly easy.
winkwinksarah 2 weeks ago
CookingWithKJ 1 month ago
Great recipe I loved it
ferdrenalovinjaleesanjonathanblackmon 1 month ago
southrngurl 1 month ago
Doubled the cheese and the family loved it!
Mkd81969 1 month ago
The whole family enjoyed this soup, although they unanimously agreed that it needed more cheese.
BeFree 3 months ago
Amazing recipe! This will now be my favorite
BrownEyedQueen860610 4 months ago
Ok as is, but awesome when you play with the seasoning a bit. I added tobasco sauce and garlic and a few other shakes from my spice rack and it was killer!
katetwills 5 months ago
vergarabiocich 5 months ago
whats half and half?
ChefCoy28 5 months ago
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