Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I’ve seen recipes for Broccoli Cheddar Soup all over the place. They are all very similar. Here is a recipe I gathered from a combination of places, that excludes the extra salt. The end result is a creamy, chunky soup that blends the delicious flavors of the broccoli, carrots and cheese. It can be served as a first course dish to your dinner or as the whole meal, as it is really filling. It is great served with bread.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup


3 tbsp. butter, divided
1/2 onion
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
½ tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a large pot, melt 1 tbsp butter over heat.

Add the chopped onion and cook for 3 minutes until lightly browned and translucent.

Next, add the chopped carrots and cook for about 4 minutes.

Add the broccoli, chicken broth, and garlic powder. Let the mixture come to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer. Crack some fresh black pepper and stir.

In another small pot, add the remaining 5 tbsp of butter and flour and cook for 3 minutes until the color has browned slightly. Make sure to keep stirring. Stir in the milk and cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.

Next, whisk in the cheese and add to soup pot once it is completely melted. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes.




7 responses »

    • Hi Elizabeth — thanks for the comment. It is totally easy!! I like to make big batches and save the extra in the freezer for work nights. My boyfriend LOVED it!!!

  1. Hey! This looks so good and makes me very hungry! Nice blog and love the simple design. Like the step by step photos because I need all the help I can get in the cooking department. Come by and visit. Thanks

    • Thank you Cara! I’m just starting out really, so that’s quite the compliment. I’ll be sure to check out your site!


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