Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup


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Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup | Ultimate Comfort Food Recipe | Food Made Simple | Best Soup Recipes

When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a hearty bowl of hot soup and it is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It’s even better if those recipes happen to be a family favorite that your kids and husband just love?  Well then quite frankly, that’s a recipe you just can’t live without.


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This creamy broccoli cheese soup comes together surprisingly fast, and serving it a yummy bread bowl will make it feel extra special.  It is also a great dish to serve to a crowd!

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup ingredients.

Here is what you need:

2 tablespoons butter
2 small shallots
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk
4 cups vegetable stock
1 320z package frozen broccoli florets
16 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt & pepper to taste


Steam broccoli first, then mash with a potato masher when cooled.

Step 1: Steam broccoli until soft then let cool and mash with potato masher.

Saute chopped shallots in butter.

Step 2: Saute shallots in 2 tablespoons butter until soft, then set aside.

Melt a half cup of butter then mix with flour until very light brown.

Step 3: Melt 1/2 cup of butter then add in 1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons flour. Mix well until combined and lightly brown.

Slowly add milk and cheese to the butter and flour mixture.

Step 4: Slowly add milk and continue to stir, then add shredded cheese a 1/2 cup at a time.

Add cheese mixture to the broccoli in a large soup pot.

Step 5: Add stock to large pot with broccoli, then add milk and cheese mixture. Continue to stir. Allow soup to come to a boil. Soup will continue to thicken as it cooks.

A perfect way to serve this broccoli cheese soup is in a sourdough bread bowl with a sprinkling of shredded cheese on top.

Step 6: Serve in bread bowls with some extra shredded cheese on top.



Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup | Ultimate Comfort Food Recipe | Food Made Simple | Best Soup Recipes


  1. HeatherB
    February 23 at 11:59AM

    Once it comes to a boil, do you reduce heat and simmer, or is it ready? I’m just confused re: the 2-3 hours cooking time and where that fits in. Surely you aren’t stirring it the whole time!

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 23 at 05:29PM

      You will want to continue stirring until soup thickens. If you don’t stir it might stick. The total time for the recipe should read an hour, sorry for the misprint.

  2. Kim
    February 24 at 05:10PM

    Hi Ruth. The picture recipe shows one 32oz frozen broccoli and the print one lists it twice. I’m guessing it’s only one? Thanks!

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 25 at 08:39AM

      You are correct, you only need one 32oz. bag of broccoli.:)

  3. Annie
    February 25 at 06:43AM

    Sounds fantastic – how does reheating this soup work out? Think it might almost solidify if refrigerated overnight. That’s assuming there is any leftover for lunch next day!! 😉

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 25 at 08:27AM

      I actually froze some and it reheated beautifully. 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    February 25 at 04:00PM

    Beautiful and tasty! My husband friends stopped soup is gone. I enjoyed a small bowl. Making another pot. Now!!

  5. February 28 at 03:04AM

    Oh my gosh, that looks so yummy! I was actually planning on cooking broccoli today, so finding your recipe here really comes in handy!

    I usually cook broccoli with plenty of garlic as well. It’s the only way my significant other will touch it 😀

  6. March 6 at 12:11PM

    I promise when I saw this pic and the recipe, my mouth watered. Borderline slobbering over here. Recipe pinned and savored over. Now to go make it.

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