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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

That's why she often serves Cheesy Broccoli Soup. "This creamy and flavorful soup goes together in a flash because it uses frozen chopped broccoli and process American cheese," she explains. Plus, it's easy to warm up if Bob works late. "He likes it so much that when he grocery shops, he always makes sure the ingredients for this soup are on the list," she reports.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon or 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed


  • In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add broccoli. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup liquid.
  • In another large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Whisk in flour until blended. Add the milk and cheese. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened and cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Stir in broccoli and reserved cooking liquid.

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  • Mike
    Feb 24, 2020

    Great w/mods! I used half n half..about 2 cups-which made it super smooth,added carrots, sprinkle of cheddar,and garlic,used all the veggie broth and 3/4 lb velveeta. Yummm!!!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 16, 2020

    Great soup for a cold winter day! My kids complained when they heard what was for supper and then ended up eating 2 bowls! Only change was I used 1/2 the amount of Velveeta called for.

  • Kimberly
    Dec 4, 2019

    I love this recipe. It's good without all of the additions to it, but I have occasionally cut back on the amount of Velveeta and added grated Cheddar or Gouda, and sometimes a little chopped cooked bacon. I also reserve all of the liquid from cooking the broccoli and use that to thin it out if it becomes too thick.

  • MrsProper
    Nov 23, 2013

    Just finished it WOW very good soup. A++++only used 3/4 pound of cheese and added 1/4 more cup of milk, garlic, and 1/2 cup of cooked bacon drained and chopped up.

  • homeschoolmom123
    Oct 30, 2013

    Very easy and good. I made a few adjustments. I added an additional cup of milk, used less velvetta and added some cheddar. I also added just a touch of salt, pepper, and ground sage.

  • nanajl
    Oct 24, 2013

    I loved This soup I added some ham and it was thick which I was hoping for ! I will be making this again! I loved the cheesy taste!

  • blasphemous.redhead
    Feb 8, 2013

    My picky family loved this. The onion flavor seems to mellow out if the soup is kept warming on the stove. Might benefit from a little garlic, a little more broth to make it thinner, and maybe a few stray veggies.

  • Feen
    Nov 4, 2012

    I enjoyed this but also agree that less cheese is better. Try to use the chopped broccoli - I only had spears on hand and it made for some rather large spoonfuls!

  • chelsmscallion
    Feb 18, 2012

    It was pretty good for the first few bites, but after that it was way too rich and cheesy. Next time I make cheesy broccoli soup, I'll only put in 3/4 of a pound of cheese and more broccoli.

  • Femminapsicotic
    Nov 27, 2010

    seemed like it was missing something, maybe not enough of a cheddar taste, I think it needed some cheddar cheese added with the velveeta