Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe

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When I want soup at a restaurant, it’s broccoli-cheese all the way. When I make it at home it’s creamy cheesy, exactly how I like it. —Kristen Hills, Layton, UT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Additional shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 675 calories, 49g fat (30g saturated fat), 165mg cholesterol, 1964mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Add broccoli, broth, milk and pepper.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until broccoli is tender. Stir in process cheese until melted. Add shredded cheeses; stir until melted. Just before serving, stir soup to combine. Top servings with additional cheddar cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Soup in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

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Cupid1188 User ID: 8819196 246161
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"I tried this recipe, followed it pretty much to a T and I keep having an issue where at the end the milk or something curdles, and I'm not sure why that happens at all and was wondering if anyone else has had that issue or anyone else can help me figure out why it did. I used evaporated milk as well."

justiana User ID: 6775251 245163
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Sounded good, but was not creamy and way too thin. I thought it might be

easier than my other broccoli soup recipes since it was made in the crockpot. Unfortunately it was awful and I poured it away."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 242915
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Loved it! I used 2% Velveeta and reduced fat sharp cheddar and it turned out great!"

lisha6493 User ID: 8570364 234889
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"i did the recipe X1.5 cuz we like to have leftovers. I added minced garlic and chopped carrots to my saute, did broccoli as well as colliflower and replaced 1.5 cups of broth with beer. served with crusty bread. so yummy. i have to say this recipe is veeeeery unhealthy tho."

shereeder User ID: 1853566 234191
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Sounds delicious but I'd have to bypass that processed cheese stuff - too much sodium and grainy texture. Guess I'd add some guyere for a smooth taste along with the cheddar. Otherwise, sounds simply awesome."

nikmyown User ID: 5451622 225188
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"I loved this soup so rich n creamy love the evaporated milk in the soup gives the soup a nice flavor will defentley be making this again yummy! !!!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 217461
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Made this for a soup potluck yesterday and it was a hit! The blend of the different cheeses was really tasty. I will definately make this again!"

EricaTM User ID: 7881853 216887
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"LOVED this soup, I did a couple things a little differently- I used 1 cup of veggie stock and 2 cups of chicken stock, added more pepper, garlic salt, all purpose seasoning blend, omitted the parmesan, and included 2 pinches of nutmeg to cut that processed cheese flavor. So good!"

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