Speedy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

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This simple homemade soup gets a head start from canned potato soup and frozen broccoli. People will be surprised to hear that it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare(if you tell them!).—Gladys Schuler, Bismarck, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 209 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute carrot and onion in butter until carrot is tender. Add milk, water, broccoli and pepper; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender, stirring occasionally. Add soup and cheese; cook over low heat until soup is heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Cheese Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p106

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Quick and easy and very tasty. I went to Panera bread and bought bread bowls and served to soup in them. Made it all the better."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"This recipes was so simple and tasted amazing. It tasted just as good as the recipe I've been making for years and I didn't have to slave away in the kitchen for hours. Needed a little sea salt and more pepper but other than that, it was perfect!!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"Good and easy as is but next time I will replace the water with chicken broth for even more flavor. :)"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Making it for dinner tonight :)"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Made this really fast for my fiance after work, turned out really well i used fresh broccoli instead of the frozen broccoli, but amazingly tasty!!!!"

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