Best Broccoli Soup Recipe
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Best Broccoli Soup Recipe

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Here's a creamy, comforting soup that beautifully showcases broccoli. It's a delicious way to eat your vegetables. —Carolyn Weinberg, Custer, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 164 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring water to boil. Add the broccoli, celery and carrots; boil 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set vegetables aside.
  2. In the same pot, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour to form a smooth paste. Gradually stir in broth and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  3. Stir in reserved vegetables and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Best Broccoli Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p17

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"I cut the recipe in half. I didn't add the celery. I served it with egg salad sandwiches. So delicious! Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing this recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"Very, very good recipe!! Instead of boiling the celery & carrots, I sauteed them in a little olive oil until tender, then added the chopped onion and fresh minced garlic. I substituted 1 can of 2% evaporated milk for part of the milk in the recipe, which added a nice rich flavor. I didn't have fresh broccoli on hand, so I used some leftover steamed broccoli which I added at the end. I'll have the try adding some cheese next time."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Excellent recipe! I added a cup of grated gouda at the end and pureed it, only because I prefer smooth soups to chunky ones. Definitely satisfied the broccoli cheese soup craving!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"This was fabulous. I doubled the recipe hoping to have leftovers. The four kids emptied the pot. I had been craving broccoli cheddar soup but decided to make this one, thinking we could add cheese at the table. The soup was so good that we didn't get the cheese out and never missed it."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Easy and yummy. I added half a cup of cheddar cheese at the end to add some flavors. Yummy."

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