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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

I have perfected my recipe and I swear it's better than Panera! Made with simple ingredients, and by far the best part: sharp cheese with tons of flavor.

One of my favorite go-to comfort foods is soup. I really, really love a good broccoli soup and I have made my own custom recipe using some of my favorite ingredients that pack a ton of flavor into every bite!

This dish can easily be made in under 30 mins. We love to pair our soup with a fresh baked loaf of sourdough bread.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Main Course

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8+

You can divide the ingredients in half to make a smaller batch or double it to make it larger. I like to cook large meals and have leftovers instead of cooking every single day around our family's busy schedule!



  • 4 Tbsp Butter or Bacon Grease

  • 1/2 Onion, diced

  • 1 Large Carrot, diced or Shredded

  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced

  • 4 Tbsp AP Flour

  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth

  • 1 Tsp Salt

  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper

  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, optional

  • 3 Cups Broccoli Florets, fresh or frozen

  • 2 Cups of Milk or Cream

  • 8oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • 3 oz Parmesan Cheese, Shredded


  • Melt butter in a large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and saute for another minute until fragrant.

  • Add flour and whisk for 1-2 minutes or until the flour begins to turn golden in color. Pour in the chicken stock and stir; then add broccoli florets, and seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the broccoli and carrots are cooked through.

  • Stir in milk and cheeses and simmer for another minute. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

  • Serve with toasted crusty bread or in a bread bowl if desired


Watch me make broccoli cheddar soup here!


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.


• I recommend the combo of sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese but you can add any cheese you would like.

• You can also adjust the amount of seasonings to your taste. I like to add ground black pepper to mine but the kids complain so I just sprinkle it on when it's on my plate.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Have a question? Leave a comment below!

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