Soups | October 20, 2012

Broccoli Cheese Soup

My little boy doesn’t like broccoli. No bribery to eat cute little trees will get him to choke it down. Sometimes, some-times the whole you are not getting any dessert trick works. BUT for some reason when I put this broccoli cheese soup in front of his face he didn’t get scared away by the green things floating around. Instead he and my other children all ate 2-3 bowls. And the next day for lunch they all ate bowlfuls again!
overhead shot of broccoli cheese soup in pot
I grew up on this broccoli cheese soup! We all loved LOVED it at our house. It was like Christmas when my mom made it. seriously. lots of celebrating.

How to make Broccoli Cheese Soup

It’s really the easiest soup to make~ It’s creamy and perfectly cheesy.

  1. Start by melting the butter and mixing in the flour. Let it bubble for a few minutes while stirring.
  2. Slowly add in the broth and bring it up to a boil.
  3. Add in the cheese and let it melt into the creamy soup.

two hearty bowls of broccoli cheese soup

Vegetable Cheese Soup

You can make this just as a broccoli cheese soup or add in many veggies! Here is how you do it!

  • When I add in a few extra favorite veggies– like a potato,carrots I like to add them at the stage with the melting butter. These veggies are more firm and take a lot longer to cook than the broccoli.
  • Add the broccoli after you have added the cheese and it has melted through. The soup will be near boiling and will cook the broccoli in about 10-15 minutes. If you add it before this point the broccoli will become too mushy.

overhead shot of broccoli cheese soup in big pot with silver serving spoon inside

This broccoli cheese soup is the perfect comfort food! We love it all through out the year, especially on the gloomy rainy days. Our bellies really start craving it.

overhead shot of broccoli cheese soup in bowl

Try this easy yummy french bread.

 

french bread cut and on flower towel

5 from 1 vote
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Creamy, delicious cheese soup.

Course: dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli cheese soup, creamy soup
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2-3 cup broccoli
  • 1 15 oz jar of cheese whiz
  • 1-2 large carrots
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 T salt
  • 6 cups broth
Instructions
  1. Chop all veggies into small bite size pieces.

  2. In a large pan slowly melt butter with potato, onion and carrot. Sauté for a few minutes, do not let the butter brown. Slowly stir in flour and let bubble for another few minutes. 

  3. While whisking slowly pour in broth. Let broth come to a boil and turn down. Slowly spoon in cheese and let melt. 

  4. Add in broccoli and stir. Cover- stirring occasionally- allowing broccoli and other veggies to continue to cook. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve as soon as veggies are al dente.

  5. Remove from heat and serve immediatly.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 1163mg51%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1700IU34%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Where do you find cheese wiz in a jar… I live in AZ and I could not even find it in the spray can for the teenage boys for snack????

    1. It can be at various places in the grocery store, most often I find it by the spaghetti sauce or sometimes by the mexican food. Try look for it by velveeta.