Broccoli And Cheese Soup

Broccoli And Cheese Soup

My sweet aunt is recovering from surgery and can finally eat more than Jell-O and broth. Two weeks of bland food is torture! Coop to the rescue! I wanted to make something easy to eat, but packed with feel good flavor. This broccoli and cheese soup is it!

I used to leave the carrots out of my soup. Never will I ever be so negligent! Carrots help fill out the soup a bit and pairs perfectly with the broccoli.

I HATE thin, watery soup. So, I add a little extra flour. Don’t be alarmed when you see the flour clump up a bit. It’ll be fine when you add in the broth.

Fresh broccoli is cool. But, I prefer to use frozen broccoli. Just thaw it out in the microwave using the defrost setting and chop it up roughly.

American cheese gets a LOT of hate. I know it’s not a real cheese. However, it’s melting abilities is unmatched! I pair it with some sharp cheddar. It just works.

Don’t you hate when you buy soup to go from a restaurant and it thins as it cools? Not this stuff! It’s thicker than a Snicker! Look!

And I haven’t even told you the best part yet. I made it in under 30 minutes. I know, right?!? 


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Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 4 T butter
  2. 1/2 cup diced onions
  3. 1 T minced garlic
  4. 1 cup grated carrots
  5. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  6. 4 cup chicken broth
  7. 16 oz frozen broccoli florets (thawed)
  8. 2 cups half and half
  9. 1 T onion powder
  10. 1 T garlic powder
  11. 1 cup shredded or cubed American cheese
  12. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  13. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  14. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt butter
  2. Add onions and garlic; saute for 1 min
  3. Stir in the carrots
  4. Sprinkle in flour
  5. Stir until flour is no longer visible
  6. Pour in chicken broth
  7. Roughly chop the broccoli and add it into the pot
  8. Bring to simmer
  9. Lower heat, cover, and allow to cook for 15 mins
  10. Pour in the half and half
  11. Add the onion and garlic powder
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  13. Add in the cheeses.
  14. Stir until cheese melts
  15. Turn off the heat and add in the nutmeg.
  16. Stir well.
  17. Serve with crackers or crusty bread.
  18. Enjoy!
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1 Comment

  • Mrs. G

    August 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you Coop!!!! Broccoli Soup is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! ???