Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I LOVE Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  My mom made this soup all the time during the fall and winter seasons growing up, and now I make it for my family.  It is so delicious and comforting on a colder day!

and you can find the homemade bread bowl recipe here :)

4.9 from 9 reviews
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (16 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli (you can add more if you like)
  • Salt and Pepper TT
  • 8 oz. Velveeta Cheese, or you can sub 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) bag sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Mix water and heavy cream together and set aside.
  2. Melt butter and flour together to form a roux. Slowly add in heavy cream/water mixture stirring constantly. Add in chicken broth still stirring. Let simmer for 20-25 minutes to let the soup thicken up.
  3. Add in broccoli and cook over low heat for an additional 20-25 minutes to continue to thicken soup as well as cook and soften the broccoli.
  4. Sample and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut 8 oz. Velveeta into cubes and drop into soup and stir until melted. Add in sharp cheddar and stir until blended.


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  1. Rachel

    This sounds so yummy! I've been thinking about making some broc & cheese soup & I'll think I'll try your recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

    I made a version of this-without velveeta and added some rice. IT was rather good. Come over and link to my Must Try Mondays :).

  3. gifts for men

    Yummy and so testy you cook. I have 't enough words to say about this delicious dishes. Can 't wait to make one for my today 's lunch. Hope my family will like some different test.

  4. Malinda Jane Sieg

    Okay, I'm drooling now… Everything you make looks so Delicious! You've convinced me to add you to the list of blogs I'm following. Thanks!-malinda

  5. Ruby Jean

    Coming over from TT&J… Your soup looks delicious…. I am going to have to try this… We love CREAMY, CHEESY and Broccoli so this is a WINNER!!!

  6. Nicole

    I made the Broccoli Cheddar Soup today, and mine came out rather soupy. It is not thick by any means ! And not really cheesy. Any suggestions ??

  7. Krista

    Broccoli cheese soup is my all time favorite soup, and Panera Bread makes it hard for anyone to complete. But I must say, this recipe has proved to be just as good as Panera’s soup!! Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe-it made for a wonderful raining evening in your homemade bread bowls!

  8. Veronica

    This was very good in homemade bread bowls. I made it with 12oz evaporated milk and 6.5 cups vegetable broth for the liquids (instead of the cream, water, and chicken broth). I also used 20 oz of fresh broccoli instead of the frozen. Thank you for the recipe!

  9. Vickie

    This looks yummy! Do you by chance have the recipe for the bread bowl too? I’ve been looking for a good bread bowl recipe. Thanks for sharing the soup.

    God’s Blessings

  10. Marge DiFilippo

    You included the recipe for the soup but omitted what you put the soup in. It is not a bowl is it a loaf of bread that you made a hole in and put the soup in there and if so what kind of bread will hold the liquid soup without it oozing through.

    • Kay-M

      I love the Rago Cheddar Sauce too, but to be totally honest – I don’t think it is any better for you than using Velveeta :(

  11. christina whiting

    Do you have a recipe for the bread bowls I have never made homemade bread, but broc-cheese soup in a bread bowl is one of my favorite take-out lunches. Would love to be able to do it at home.


  12. Sher

    Has anyone tried this using a gluten free flour? If so, did it turn out good and what kind/brand of GF flour did you use? I want to make this for my Hubby, but he has to do gluten free because he has Celiac.

  13. Tracy

    This was delicious. I added 2 bags of broccoli ( my daughter LOVES broccoli) used my potato masher to “mash” broccoli up a little. My tummy hurt so bad after eating because I ate so much, even had some for breakfast. Lol. Nice job on this one, will make again and again. :)

  14. Lacey

    I’ve tried so many broccoli cheese soup recipes, but my search is over!!!!! This is so easy to make, but tastes wonderful.

  15. kim

    I love your recipes, I just wish you had nutritional facts, serving size etc it is hard to break down, both my spouse and I are diabetics this would be good without the bread bowl, but it would nice with carb and calorie count

  16. leeann

    This is awesome! I made it for my family and made it again and took it to work on Christmas. I work in a busy emergency room and everyone loved it! I printed out recipe for my coworkers because they loved it so much!!

  17. leeann

    I have made this for my family and it is amazing!! I loved it so much I made it again two days later and took it to work with me. My coworkers loved it! I printed the recipe out for seven coworkers. I work in an emergency room and a lot of times we don’t get a lunch on our 12 hour shifts. It’s a huge hit this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  18. J.Costa

    Very good soup. I always follow original recipe before or if I make changes, i’m glad for that because the velveta makes a wonderful silky texture & thickening agent. You do not taste velveta as the broccoli and sharp cheddar is at the forefront.
    I love having good basic recipes, I thank you for this one.
    Sourdough is one soup bowl that doesn’t leak, but hard to find in some places.