Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe
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Broccoli Potato Soup Recipe

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In Valparaiso, Indiana, Barbara Baker relies on a few handy ingredients to make canned soup taste just like homemade. The creamy mixture that results is hearty with chunks of broccoli and potato.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 174 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 709mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute broccoli and onion in butter until tender. Stir in soup, milk, water, basil and pepper; heat through. Add cheese; stir until melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Potato Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p11

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kblackbird User ID: 1427193 216797
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"I make this really often now with frozen broccoli, substituting evaporated skim milk for all the liquid and adding canned corn. I also sprinkle in some crushed dried red pepper for a little extra zip!"

acooley1 User ID: 62623 69079
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"I used a bag of frozen broccoli and just thawed it in the microwave for a few minutes while sauteing the onions. This soup tasted great!"

kpkaren User ID: 2650977 69004
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Very good for a quick meal to serve along with grilled sandwiches."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 22757
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"So easy and delicious! I do substitute chicken broth for the water."

punkysquirrel User ID: 2352516 83561
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"This was a great lunch, served with warm rolls. I will be making this again--it was just delicious."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 24607
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I ran the cooked broccoli,onion, milk, and water thru the blender before adding the potaot soup. This recipe was nice for just three of us."

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