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Make this easy broccoli cheese soup recipe in just minutes! I love to serve it alongside crusty bread or a nice, warm sandwich. Try it, you'll love it!

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Make this easy broccoli cheese soup recipe in just minutes!  I love to serve it alongside crusty bread or a nice, warm sandwich.  Try it, you'll love it!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 368 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups chicken broth substitute vegetable broth to make it vegetarian
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 4 cups broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 8 ounces pasteurized process cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a 3 quart or larger pot, melt the butter with the flour on medium heat. Reduce heat slightly so that the butter and flour mixture bubbles gently. Whisk and cook for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the half-and-half a little at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Once all the half-and-half has been added and the resulting liquid is smooth and warm, add the broth and whisk together. Add a pinch each of salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes to thicken.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and bring to a gentle simmer again. Let simmer uncovered another 20 minutes in order to cook the broccoli.
  4. When the broccoli is tender, use a potato masher to mash the broccoli into smaller pieces. Once the soup is at the consistency you like, remove the pot from the heat, and then add the cheese a little at a time, stirring until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 582mg25%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1275IU26%
Vitamin C 60.3mg73%
Calcium 393mg39%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.