An EASY recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup. The creamy bowl of hearty soup is packed with broccoli florets, carrots, celery, and loaded of cheese!

The soup is completely ready in just 30 minutes and is a one-pot meal, SO GOOD! 

Two bowls full of broccoli cheese soup next to a white and green rag and broccoli florets.

Some recipes are just pure comfort food, especially soups. From the loaded Potato Soup to the creamy Chicken and Potato and the 30-minute Borscht, you just can’t go wrong with a bowl of homemade soup.

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This loaded broccoli cheddar soup comes together so quickly. I love that that soup is completely prepared using a one pot (less dishes)! Broccoli florets with carrots, onion and celery in a rich creamy broth loaded with cheese.

This soup is totally a winner and is best served with a side of homemade breadsticks!

This homemade soup is SO MUCH better than Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup and you are missing all the extra preservatives they have in theirs.
A ladle full of creamy broccoli cheddar soup loaded with cheese, broccoli and carrots.

How to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup-

This soup comes together so quickly and can be prepared in advance, if desired.

  • PREPARE VEGETABLES- Finely chop the onions, cut the carrots, cube the celery and cut broccoli into small florets.
  • SAUTE VEGETABLES– In a Dutch oven, saute chopped onions with butter until tender. Add the celery and carrots and cook until vegetables are tender. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
Step-by-step pictures on how to make creamy broccoli cheddar soup recipe with veggies and cheese.

  • BROCCOLI– Pour in the chicken broth with the broccoli florets. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender and desired doneness. TIP- If you prefer the broccoli florets firm, cut them into large florets and smaller pieces if you don’t want chunky pieces.
  • CREAM- Turn heat down to low/medium. Whisk together the cream and flour, stir into the soup. Add the shredded cheese and cook, continuously stirring until the cheese melts and is incorporated.
  • ENJOY, friends.
Chef’s note: Broccoli and cheese soup may be stored in a container for up to 3 days.

A bowl full of broccoli soup and a spoon topped with croutons and cheddar cheese next to a napkin.

Enjoy the homemade cheddar soup with broccoli croutons, extra cheese or crackers. When reheating the soup, do so over low heat so the bottom of the pot doesn’t get scorched.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Author: Valentina
5 from 1 vote
A 30-minute hearty recipe for homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Broccoli florets with carrots, onions and celery, loaded with cheese in a rich broth.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strands
  • 1 celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups raw broccoli florets, 1 head
  • 32 oz chicken broth, 4 cups
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, or more to taste
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper, or to taste


  • Finely chop the onions and celery. Cut the carrots into small strands. Cut broccoli into small florets.
  • In a Dutch oven, saute 4 Tbsp butter and onions until the onions are tender. Add the celery and carrots into the pot and cook until vegetables are cooked.
  • Add minced garlic and saute until garlic is fragrant.
  • Pour in the broth, add the broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
  • In a bowl, whisk to gether the heavy whipping cream and milk with flour and add to the pot with the and cheese, cook over low/med heat.
  • Cook until cheese completely melts, stirring frequently.
  • Enjoy, friends!


This soup freezes well. Just freeze in a container and thaw completely before reheating.


269kcal Calories9g Carbs10g Protein22g Fat14g Saturated Fat68mg Cholesterol777mg Sodium335mg Potassium1g Fiber3g Sugar2237IU Vitamin A40mg Vitamin C281mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 777mg34%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2237IU45%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 281mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)