Cheese Broccoli Soup
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/2 pound Velveeta, cubed
- In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add carrots, broccoli and celery; cover and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, remove vegetables and set aside.
- In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add flour and stir to make smooth paste. Gradually add chicken broth and milk. Cook until mixture thickens, 8-10 minutes. Add vegetables; heat until tender. Add cheese; heat until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 472 calories, 31g fat (19g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1033mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.
Feb 18, 2019
This is the best broccoli soup I've ever had! I made 2 small changes. I only put in one cup of carrots and cut the flour back to 1/2 cup to match the amount of butter. The soup was a perfect thickness. This is a keeper recipe.
Oct 11, 2017
I made before loved
Jan 27, 2017
This is a good soup for playing with. I cooked the veggies in chicken broth and used that broth in the soup. The soup was very thick with 3/4 c flour so i used almost 4 c broth to thin it out. Also used 3 c broccoli and salt and pepper.
Oct 8, 2016
This soup was very good and creamy. I added a teaspoon of Jane's Mixex-Up Pepper seasoning which made it even better and three cups broccoli instead of two. I will make this often.
Jun 8, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
We really enjoy this soup. I use double the amount of broccoli, and I also use frozen broccoli florets and frozen sliced carrots for easier prep. I don't bother to thaw them - I simply cook them a little longer to begin with. I also add 1 tsp of black pepper in when pouring in the broth and milk, and it seems to give it just enough seasoning. It's a good, filling soup, quick to prepare and easy to make!
Nov 21, 2015
I used sharp white cheddar instead of the processed cheese. Next time I will omit the carrots and use more broccoli. Also, maybe using some of the broccoli cooking liquid would give it more broccoli flavor. I noticed some comments about lack of seasoning. I didn't even notice that salt and pepper was not listed since I always add salt and pepper as I cook. Taste and adjust.
Oct 7, 2015
I tried this recipe about two years ago and it has been my "go-to" ever since! My friends and family request this soup throughout the whole year and it even faired well at a company pot-luck. The only change I make is using a mild cheddar instead of velveeta, makes for a more natural taste. This makes quite a bit of soup, so I always end up freezing some leftovers. It heats up so easily and is great to have on hand in a pinch.You wont regret making this one!
Sep 9, 2015
I tried this recipe last night and it was terrific. I added mushrooms at 5 minutes boil time and boiled for 2 more minutes. After the soup was completed I felt it needed acidity so I added 1/2 can of rotel original and it was a great ending to a great day!!
Feb 22, 2015
I'm cooking for 2 using lower sodium, lower fat. So I cut everything down 1/4 of all ingredients. The salt in the chicken broth & processed cheese seemed very salty to me but I don't use much salt. I used much less cheese (1 1/2" chunk) & only 1 T. butter & it was plenty for flavor. I sauteed green onion & diced celery before adding broccoli & cauliflower (instead of carrots). I added ground dried garlic, lemon pepper, & a pinch of nutmeg after reading other reviews. I whisked the milk and flour since I used less butter.