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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

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My husband Eric and I eat dinner together to spend some quality time together. This cheesy soup is proof that soup doesn't need to be made in big batches to be good.—Cheryl McRae, West Valley, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked chopped fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 494 calories, 37 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 1,145 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Add broccoli. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 494 calories, 37 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 1,145 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

This was such a simple recipe and my family loved it. We like a lot of broth so I used 2 cups of whole milk (because that's what we have for the baby), 2 cups chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of cheese to balance out the liquid addition. I used 1 head of broccoli chopped fine. I served the soup with fried bologna and tomato sandwiches. It was the perfect end-of-summer dinner!

P.S. Like others, I also found this soup to be a bit too thick. Another reason I added the additional milk and broth. Maybe use a bit more butter than flour?

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

I enjoy soup every now and then, but my son is allergic to potatoes so that limits what we can have. This was a great soup and I'm sure we'll be having it again.

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

I like that this recipe uses fresh, simple ingredients. I like to swap out the regular cheddar for sharp.

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

now that fall is here, it is soup time and i like a good brroccoli cheddar soup. this is good but i feel that it could be improved by using half and half and sharp cheddar cheese to improve the flavor. also a couple of drops of hot sauce could spice it up a bit.

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

How do i make it less thick. Also my flour clumped together before I even put the milk and broth in. did i use to much flour or not enough butter?

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